STRANGER THINGS’ DUFFER BROTHERS RESPOND TO VERBAL ABUSE CLAIMS
Matt and Ross Duffer are responding to claims that they were verbally abusive on-set. A former crewmember made the allegations against the Stranger Things creators / showrunners on Instagram. "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," Instagram user @peytonnbrown, a self-described "lady grip" from Atlanta, posted on Thursday. "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."
In a statement on Saturday, the Duffer Brothers said: “We are deeply upset to learn that someone felt uncomfortable on our set. Due to the high-stress nature of production, tempers occasionally get frayed, and for that, we apologize. However, 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."
Netflix claims they looked into the charges and found no wrongdoing.