Last week, a crew member from the "Stranger Things" set declared she was leaving the series after revealing that the creators behind the hit show were using their positions of power against women on set.
The crew member, Peyton Brown, took to Instagram last week, to explain that she could no longer bear witness to The Duffer Brothers verbally abusing women on the "Stranger Things" set. Brown has worked on many high profile sets, including "The Walking Dead" and promised herself that if she ever witnessed anything like this, she would speak out about it.
I guess there’s no better day than #nationalwomensday to say #timesup and announce that I will not be a part of the filming of Season 3 of Stranger Things. Why, you ask? Because I stand with my sisters. I personally witnessed two men in high positions of power on that set seek out and verbally abuse multiple women. I promised myself that if I were ever in a situation to say something that I would. I have 11.5 thousand followers who can hear me say this, TIME IS UP. Women in the film industry are POWERFUL. We will rise and we will scream from mountain tops in support of each other and I will not contribute my time, efforts, and talent to such abusive people. There is too much going on in this world to be regressive. There are too many amazing and highly respected men in respective positions of power that I have had the utmost pleasure of working beside. Those are the people I want to surround myself with. Those are the projects I want to be a part of. This industry is no longer led by a “few good men,” but instead by an OCEAN of ASTOUNDING WOMEN. Enough is enough. For my sisters- Time is up. #timesup #theabusestopsnow #ontobiggerandbetter #standupforwhatsright #womenempowerment #ladygrip #sisterhood #iatsesisters #wewillbeheard #thispicsaysitall
After almost a week, The Duffer Brothers have finally responded to the allegations. According to Variety, Netflix has found no wrongdoing on the Stranger Things set. They also released the directors' statement.
"We are deeply upset to learn that someone felt uncomfortable on our set. We think it is important not to mischaracterize our set, where we believe strongly in treating everyone fairly regardless of gender, orientation, race, religion, or anything else. We remain totally committed to providing a safe and collaborative working environment for everyone on our productions."
As of now, it seems that the Duffer Brothers will remain on set and continue to film Season 3 of Stranger Things.
Source: Harper's Bazaar