Grace Van Dien turns down roles after being molested by producer

Actress Grace Van Dien said in a Live broadcast Earlier this week that she turned down acting roles and is focusing more of her time on Twitch after allegedly being suggested by a producer for one of the last films she did.

Van Dien, 26, starred in the final season of stranger things, as doomed cheerleader Chrissy, and appeared in several films prior to this outburst. She doesn’t name anyone on the stream, but says one of the film’s producers “hired a girl he slept with,” and then allegedly made her suggest Van Dien have a threesome with them.

“Well, that’s my boss,” Van Dien says in the clip.

She added that another cast member overheard what happened, and Van Dien says she also shared it with her management and it’s “handled.”

Van Dien spoke about how some fans are “upset” that she’s focusing on her Twitch channel, where she has more than 297,000 followers, instead of acting. But she says it’s actually better for her mental health right now, as is working on her own projects. On Thursday afternoon, she posted a tweet in which she explained, “As I get older, my work priorities change. I’m waiting for the right project/people to work with.”

Van Dien has a few films in post-production, but her most recent film seems to be the thriller What’s coming aroundwhich debuted at last year’s Toronto International Film Fest sleeping place. IFC Films picked it up and it’s set to air on AMC+ in May.

Last weekend at Van Dien stranger things Co-star Joseph Quinn called out the “disgusting” harassment she received last year just for (briefly) playing his love interest.

We emailed Van Dien for comment.


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*Initial publication: March 10, 2023 at 6:09 pm CST

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