‘Stranger Things’ Star Grace Van Dien Says She Turns Down Acting Jobs Because of Sexual Harassment



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stranger thingsStar Grace Van Dien says she turned down acting roles after being sexually harassed on set.

The 26-year-old actress, best known for playing cheerleader Chrissy Cunningham in the netflix sci-fi drama, opened up about his decision to be more selective this week during a live stream on Twitch, saying “the last few projects I’ve worked on, I haven’t had the best experiences with some of the people I had to work for.”

Van Dien then recounted a particular incident, in which an unnamed film producer allegedly offered her on set.

“One of the last movies I did, one of the producers asked me to… like, he hired a girl he was sleeping with, and then he asked her to do a threesome with them,” said said Van Dien. “So… like, he’s my boss.” And then I didn’t and I cried and I was so upset.

Van Dien shared that she’s focused on streaming for now because she can “choose who I hang out with, who I talk to.”

Thursday, Van Dien tweeted his work priorities change.

“As I get older, my work priorities change,” she told her 231,000 Twitter followers. “I’m waiting for the right project/the right people to work with. 🎥🤍”

She added, “It’s nice to feel calm.”

CNN has reached out to representatives for Van Dien for further comment.

Prior to her breakout role in “Stranger Things,” Van Dien, who is the daughter of “Starship Troopers” actor Casper Van Dien, appeared on TV shows such as “The Village” and “Greenhouse Academy.” . His movie credits include “V for Vengeance” and “What Comes Around”.

Van Dien, who regularly streams playing games like “Fortnite” and “Overwatch” on Twitch under the handle @BlueFille, has 293,000 followers on the platform.

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