Stranger Things' Duffer Brothers apologize after claims of on-set verbal abuse surface

Netflix looked into claims that the Duffer brothers, show runners of Stranger Things, were abusive towards women on set.

Emily Treadgold

The Duffer brothers were recently accused of abuse and harassment of multiple women on the set of Stranger Things. Peyton Brown, a member of the crew, posted on Instagram, "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. The post has since been deleted.

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 investigated the allegations and found no wrongdoing and issued a statement along with the brothers stating that they believe in treating everyone well on their set. Stranger Things will be back with its third season next year.


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