A crew member on the set of the Netflix series Jeffrey Dahmer said the trailer gave her post-traumatic stress disorder after she was treated ‘horribly’ on set.

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  • Kim Alsup, coordinator of Netflix’s new series Dahmer, said she was treated “horribly” by other staff.

  • Alsup was still being mistaken for her other black co-worker, she told the Los Angeles Times.

  • Relatives of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims have also spoken out about how the new series affected them.

A crew member who was on the set of the new Netflix series “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” said she experienced PTSD after watching the trailer due to how poorly she was treated on set.

As one of two black women on the crew, Kim Alsup, a production coordinator on Ryan Murphy’s serial killer show, said she was constantly being mistaken for a different black woman who also worked on the show.

“We both had pigtails, she was dark skinned and 5’10. I’m 5’5,” Alsup wrote in a viral tweet. “Working on this took everything she had as I was treated horrible.”

Alsup told the Los Angeles Times that the series was “one of the worst shows I’ve ever worked on” and called the experience “draining”. She won’t watch the show, she told the LA Times.

“I feel like it’s going to bring back too many memories of working on it. I don’t want to have these kinds of PTSD situations. The trailer itself gave me PTSD…” he said.

Alsup told the LA Times that her experience only got better during the sixth episode of the series, which was written by Janet Mock and directed by Paris Barclay, who are also black. {I have not seen other complaints, nor did he elaborate on other experiences)

Alsup also told the LA Times that mental health coordinators were not present on set, but a Netflix spokesperson told the Times that it provides access to mental health services. Netflix declined to comment to the LA Times on Alsup’s claims about what it was like working on the show.

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Others have spoken out against the Netflix documentary, including the families of Dahmer’s real-life victims.

Rita Isbell, sister of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victim, Errol Lindsey, made an emotional impact statement on the victim during Dahmer’s 1992 trial that was recreated on the series. In an essay as told, Isbell told Insider’s Kelsey Vlamis that the series made her feel like she was “reliving [the murder] all over again.”

“I was never contacted about the show,” Isbell told Insider. “I feel like Netflix should have asked if we cared or how we felt about doing it. They didn’t ask me anything. They just did.”

Netflix and Alsup did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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