​Creators of the Netflix original series Stranger Things, Matt and Ross Duffer, have responded to the ​recent ​allegations accusing the brothers of being abusive towards women on set. 


In a statement via ​Variety, the Brothers responded to the claims with, "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."

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"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," they continued.


These allegations derive from an Instagram post uploaded by a female crewmember, Peyton Brown. Brown, who worked in the series' camera department, chose to take to her personal social media platform on National Women's Day to voice her allegations. 

In the post Brown says, "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." 


She also commented on the post saying, "There was yelling, there were insults, there were threats," but has since deleted this comment. Along with this, Brown says she will not continue her work for the series' upcoming Season 3.

​​Although the post does not directly state the Duffer Brothers were the two men in questioning, Brown took to the comments section to reveal the siblings were in fact who the post was regarding. 


Stranger Things script supervisor Lori Grabowski also commented on Brown's post in support of her, claiming she was one of the women who received verbal abuse during filming. 


"Peyton Brown witnessed not only my experience, but the similar experiences of others," Grabowski commented, adding, "I don't know Ms. Brown very well, but what I do know is there is absolutely nothing false about her statement. Myself and other women who are willing to share their stories of our experiences on the set of Stranger Things, are living proof."


Netflix released a statement Saturday saying they would be thoroughly investigating the accusations, and has since responded they have "found no wrongdoing." 

"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," Netflix says.