‘Stranger Things’ creators Matt and Ross Duffer are being called out for poor treatment of females.

On International Women’s Day, a former employee of the Duffer Brothers slammed the toxic work environment of Netflix’s hit series ‘Stranger Things’ by saying she “personally witnessed two men in high positions of power on that set seek out and verbally abuse multiple women.”

H. Peyton Brown, who worked grip for the show said via Instagram that she would NOT be returning for Season 3.

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

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In the comments, which have now been disabled, Peyton was asked if she was talking about the show’s creators to which she responded “yes, I am.”

The Duffer Brothers have yet to address her claims that include ‘yelling insults, leading people to be fired or forced to quit’ but this is a developing story. We will keep you posted!


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