UPDATED March 10, 4:23 p.m. ET: Netflix and the Duffer Brothers have issued statements in response to the accusation. Both refute the claim.
The Duffer Brothers (via Deadline):
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.
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.
The Duffer Brothers, who are best known for creating the Netflix hit show, Stranger Things, have been accused of seeking out and verbally abusing "multiple women." The accusation was made by one of the show's crew members, Peyton Brown.
Brown, who worked as a grip for the show's first and second season, took to Instagram to declare that she won't be working on the third season of the show because of what she allegedly witnessed on set.
"I will not be a part of the filming of Season 3 of Stranger Things. Why, you ask? Because I stand with my sisters," read the caption which was posted on International Women's Day. "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."
Although she didn't initially name them, she later confirmed that she was talking about the brothers in the comments section, as pointed out by Entertainment Weekly. In a response to another commenter, Brown went into further detail about what she witnessed. "There was yelling, there were insults, there were threats and people were even fired or forced to quit because of them," it read.
Netflix and The Duffer Brothers have yet to release a statement on the matter.