Netflix Sued by Actor Over Coronavirus Working Conditions

The ‘Stranger Things’ live show actor Timothy Hearl has sued Netflix over unsafe working conditions amidst the pandemic, the Hollywood Reporter says.

Hearl who plays a monster and a character in a hazmat suit, in the live action drive-in of the Netflix hit series, says there was a risk of exposure to the coronavirus while on rehearsals.

Hearl also alleges that he and other colleagues felt sick to suspected carbon monoxide poisoning brought about by car exhaust, in a complaint which he brought to the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Hearl says he was sacked from the show.

Meanwhile Netflix declined to comment on the suit, but a representative from co-producer Empyrean Production Services said, “The safety of fans and our team members has remained the highest priority since the inception of the Stranger Things Drive Into Experience.”

“There are robust measures in place to protect the health and well-being of everyone on site, and we’re proud that these protocols have resulted in an excellent safety record,” the company said.

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