Matt and Ross Duffer, the sibling duo behind Stranger Things who are collectively known as the Duffer Brothers, have been accused of verbally abusing multiple women on the set of the hit Netflix series.
In an Instagram post shared on International Women's Day — which took place on Thursday, March 8 — Peytonn Brown says she worked as a crew member on the Duffer Brothers' highly-acclaimed series, but will no longer be a part of the project after witnessing verbal abuse on the set.
"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," Brown wrote.
She went on to reference Time's Up, the movement and legal defense fund that seeks to end harassment in the workplace, as a call to arms for women in the industry to speak up about the abuse they may have endured. "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," she added. "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."
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
While she didn't directly name the Duffer Brothers in her original post, she did confirm they were who she was referring to in the comments according to a screengrab, obtained by ET Canada. The comments on the post have since been turned off.
When asked what sort of abuse the Duffers inflicted, Brown elaborated in the comments that, "There was yelling, there were insults, there were threats and people were even fired or forced to quit because of them."
Netflix has yet to respond to TV Guide's request for comment.