‘Stranger Things’ actress Grace Van Deen says she turned down jobs because of sexual harassment

(CNN) — “Stranger Things” star Grace Van Deen says she’s turning down acting after being sexually harassed on set.

The 26-year-old actress, best known for playing cheerleader Chrissy Cunningham in the Netflix sci-fi drama, addressed her decision to be more selective during a live Twitch stream this week: “The last few projects I’ve done I haven’t had the best experiences with some of the people I’ve had to work with.”

Van Deen recounted one incident in particular in which an unidentified filmmaker allegedly propositioned her on set.

“One of the last movies I did, one of the producers asked me to … cast a woman he was sleeping with, and then a trio to join them,” Van Deen said. “So… that’s my boss. And then I didn’t, I cried and was so upset.

Van Deen shared that she’s currently focusing on streaming because she gets to choose who she hangs out with and who she talks to.

This Thursday, Van Deen tweeted that her professional priorities are changing.

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

He added: “It’s better to be quiet.”

CNN has reached out to Van Deen’s representatives for further comment.

Before her breakout role in “Stranger Things,” Van Deen, the daughter of “Starship Troopers” actor Casper Van Deen, appeared on TV shows like “The Village” and “Greenhouse Academy.” His film credits include “V for Vengeance” and “What Comes Around”.

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

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