Duffer Brothers address verbal abuse allegations on Stranger Things set

A member of the show’s camera crew alleges that “two men in high positions of power” verbally abused multiple women

March 10, 2018

Stranger Things creators Matt & Ross Duffer — also known as the Duffer brothers — were recently accused of verbally abusing multiple women on set by crew member on the show. Peyton Brown, who, according to IMDB worked in the camera department on the hit Netflix series for the first two seasons, revealed the info via Instagram; Brown also explained that she would not be returning to work on the upcoming season.

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While Brown didn't mention the Duffer brothers by name in the post's lengthy caption she confirmed that she was speaking about the show's creators in a reply to another user in the comments section as reported by Entertainment Weekly

The Duffer's and Netflix both responded via The Hollywood Reporter to the allegations on March 10th; check out their respective statements below, and take a look at Brown's Instagram post above.

Duffer Brothers
"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
"We looked into the concern that was raised when we heard of the allegation on Thursday, and found no wrongdoing. Maintaining a safe, respectful atmosphere on set is important to us, and we know it is to the Duffer Brothers as well."

Duffer Brothers address verbal abuse allegations on Stranger Things set