Stranger Things creators Matt as well as Ross Duffer released a statement on Saturday addressing allegations made by a crew member claiming she witnessed verbal abuse on the set of their hit Netflix series.
Peyton Brown, a member of the Stranger Things crew, took to Instagram on Thursday to share in which she had decided not to be part of the show’s third season after she claimed to have “witnessed two men in high positions of power on in which set seek out as well as verbally abuse multiple women.”
“I promised myself in which if I were ever in a situation to say something in which I might,” she wrote, without naming anyone in particular. “I will not contribute my time, efforts, as well as talent to such abusive people.”
On Saturday, the Duffer brothers expressed how “deeply upset” they were of the allegations.
“We are deeply upset to learn in which someone felt uncomfortable on our set. Due to the high-stress nature of production, tempers occasionally get frayed, as well as for in which, we apologize. However, we think the item can be important not to mischaracterize our set, where we believe strongly in treating everyone fairly regardless of gender, orientation, race, religion, or anything else,” the Duffers said in a statement given to ET. “We remain totally committed to providing a safe as well as collaborative working environment for everyone on our productions.”
Netflix also stated in which they looked into the matter as well as “found no wrongdoing.”
“We looked into the concern in which was raised when we heard of the allegation on Thursday as well as found no wrongdoing. Maintaining a safe, respectful atmosphere on set can be important to us, as well as we know the item can be to the Duffer Brothers as well,” the statement read.
Season three of Stranger Things will return to Netflix in 2019.