An investigation by Netflix found no evidence of wrongdoing on the set of “Stranger Things” after a crew member alleged on social media that “two men in high positions of power” — presumably the show’s creators, the Duffer brothers — sought out and verbally abused female staff members.
“We looked into the concern that was raised when we heard of the allegation on Thursday,” a Netflix spokesperson said in an emailed statement on Saturday, “and found no wrongdoing.”
The allegations, which were posted to Instagram by Peyton Brown, who has worked as a grip on the show, presumably referred to Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer. The accusations were first reported by Deadline.
An episode of ABC’s “black-ish” was yanked from this season’s lineup after the show’s creator, Kenya Barris, and the network were unable to come to an agreement over how the episode handled certain social issues.
“Given our creative differences, neither ABC nor I were happy with the direction of the episode and mutually agreed not to air it,” Barris said in a statement.
An ABC representative echoed that sentiment: “One of the things that has always made ‘black-ish’ so special is how it deftly examines delicate social issues in a way that simultaneously entertains and educates. However, on this episode, there were creative differences we were unable to resolve.”
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