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Stranger Things Directors The Duffer Brothers Are Under Fire For Abuse Of Women On Set

There's trouble in Hawkins.

As you know, the brilliantly written show, "Stranger Things" was created by the Duffer Brothers. For two seasons now, fans have been obsessed with the story and the creators - but now a member of the set accused the brothers of using their position of power against women on set. 

Peyton Brown was a member of the crew and she has come forward via Instagram with allegations against "two men in high positions of power". She claims that she will not be back to work on set for their third season because she "personally witnessed two men in high positions of power on that set seek out and verbally abuse multiple women". 

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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

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Yesterday, Brown posted her full statement on Instagram. The caption reads:

"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."

At first, Brown didn't specify that she was talking about the Duffer Brothers, but fans were quick to start assuming it was about the creators. After one too many people began asking, Brown responded to an Instagram user and confirmed that she was talking about the brothers.

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Brown has also worked on the sets of other high profile shows like The Walking Dead. She made it clear in the statement above that she wouldn't be subject to this kind of abuse. In the comments section of her photo, she also replied to a comment stating that "There was yelling, there were insults, there were threats and people were even fired or forced to quit because of them". 

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Stranger Things has become a phenomenon that fans are obsessed with. Will more allegations come forward? The representatives of Netflix and the Duffer brothers have yet to respond to Brown's allegations.

Source: Global News

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