Stranger Things Showrunners Reportedly Accused of Alleged Verbal Abuse

Peyton Brown has accused the showrunners of making insults and threats to crew members.

Stranger Things crew member Peyton Brown has reportedly accused creators and showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer of verbally abusing crew members on set.

Brown made the accusation via an Instagram post celebrating International Women’s Day. In the post, Brown revealed she won’t be returning to work on the third season of the show due to the alleged inappropriate behavior of two men on set.

Though Brown did not identity who she was accusing in the post, she revealed she was talking about the Duffer brothers in response to a later comment. Per Entertainment Tonight, when a follower asked Brown if she was indeed talking about the showrunners, she replied, “Yes, I am.”

“I personally witnessed two men in high positions of power on that set seek out and verbally abuse multiple women,” Brown wrote in the Instagram post. “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.”

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Brown then added the Duffer brothers allegedly made threats and insults to crew members. “There was yelling, there were insults, there were threats and people were even fired or forced to quit because of them.”


Screenshot via Entertainment Tonight.

Representatives for the Duffer brothers and Netflix have yet to respond to the allegations.

The third season of Stranger Things does not have a premiere date, but production is currently set to begin in April. The new season will add a new character and will consist of eight episodes.

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