Grace Van Dien, ‘Stranger Things’ actress, reveals alleged sexual harassment by movie producer

Grace Van Dien has been put off by the entertainment industry.

Having grown up as Hollywood royalty, the great-granddaughter of movie legend Robert Mitchum, the 26-year-old has treaded a similar, though more modern, path into acting —first as a reality TV star with her famous family at age 9 and more recently in Stranger Things. But she’s now “turning down acting projects” after experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace.

In a live video on the gaming streaming service Twitch, Van Dien, who played cheerleader Chrissy Cunningham in Season 4 of the hit Netflix show, said, “The fact of the matter is, the last few projects I’ve worked on I didn’t have the best experiences with some of the people I had to work for.”

She said while making a recent movie, “one of the producers,” whom she didn’t name, “hired a girl that he was sleeping with and then he had her ask me to have a threesome with them. So, like, that’s my boss.”

Van Dien said she refused, but “I cried” and “was so upset” by the bad workplace experience.

She said she’s going to focus on Twitch streaming right now instead of new acting roles. On the platform, she streams herself playing videos games, including Fortnite and others and has built a following over 200,000.

She later added on Twitter, “As I get older, my work priorities are changing.” She said she’s now “waiting for the right project” with “the right people” before jumping into something new. She added, “It’s nice to feel calm.”