The creators of the fan-favorite Netflix series Stranger Things, brothers Matt and Ross Duffer are involved in a shocking scandal! One former crew member accused the two of threatening and insulting females on set.
Peyton Brown, a grip who recently quit the Netflix series took to social media to reveal that: ‘I won’t be a part of the filming of Season 3 of Stranger Things. Why, you ask? Because I stand with my sisters. I witnessed two men in high positions of power on that set seek out and verbally abuse multiple women. I have 11.5 thousand followers who can hear me say this, TIME’S UP.’
Check out her entire social media rant here:
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
Soon after the post was made public, one follower asked the woman if she was talking about the Duffer brothers and she replied with ‘Yes, I am,’ before deleting the confirmation.
‘There was yelling, there were insults, there were threats and people were also fired or forced to quit because of them,’ Peyton explained.
Meanwhile, Stranger Things hairstylist Sarah Hindsgaul defended the show’s creators, posting: ‘Thank you Matt and Ross Duffer for being the sweetest most lovely directors I’ve ever worked with. I’m so proud and overjoyed to be part of the wonderful Stranger Things family. Never have I been treated better.’
In addition to that, Sarah’s Instagram account is filled with pics and loving messages to Matt, which has sparked speculations that they may be romantically involved.
The accusations against the Duffer brothers are problematic, especially now more than ever following the well known Me Too hashtag and Time’s Up movement.
Many abusers in Hollywood have been exposed in recent months.
Matt and Ross Duffer are yet to acknowledge the accusations against them in any way.