New Zealand markets closed
  • NZX 50

    11,395.35
    +87.04 (+0.77%)
     
  • NZD/USD

    0.6219
    +0.0051 (+0.83%)
     
  • ALL ORDS

    7,442.00
    +23.40 (+0.32%)
     
  • OIL

    78.74
    +1.50 (+1.94%)
     
  • GOLD

    1,750.70
    +10.40 (+0.60%)
     

Jeffrey Dahmer crew member claims show was 'treated horribly' onset


A production assistant who worked on Netflix's new show Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has claimed she was ' 'treated horribly' onset.
Crew member Kim Alsup posted a tweet about her experiences working on the show - which stars Evan Peters as the notorious serial killer - claiming the job "took everything I had" and insisting seeing the trailer for the series brought back awful memories of her time on set.
She tweeted: "I worked on this project and I was 1 of 2 Black people on the crew and they kept calling me her name. We both had braids, she was dark skin and 5’10. I’m 5’5.
"Working on this took everything I had as I was treated horribly."
Kim went on to speak to the Los Angeles Times about her tweet as well as what happened during her time on the series, saying: "It was one of the worst shows that I’ve ever worked on."
She added: "I was always being called someone else’s name, the only other Black girl who looked nothing like me, and I learned the names for 300 background extras."
Kim also insisted she hasn't watched the Netflix show yet as she fears it will be too painful. She went on: "I just feel like it’s going to bring back too many memories of working on it. I don’t want to have these PTSD types of situations. The trailer itself gave me PTSD, which is why I ended up writing that tweet and I didn’t think that anybody was going to read.”
The LA Times reported that Netflix declined to comment on the claims, but a spokesperson insisted all crew members have access to "free health and wellness resources, including access to a licensed therapist".