In SummaryThe controversy sparked protests within Netflix and an Oct. 20 rally at the company’s Los Angeles offices.
One of the Netflix employees, who filed a labor claim against the company after it aired its Dave Chappelle comedy special, has resigned, the Associated Press reported.
Terra Field, who was a senior software engineer at the company and who identifies as trans, announced the news on her website on Sunday.
“This isn’t how I thought things would end, but I am relieved to have closure,” she wrote.
Field and another Netflix employee, B. Pagels-Minor, both withdrew their labor complaints, according to AP.
Following the release of Chappelle’s The Closer special, transgender activists and allies accused the comedian of making anti-trans comments.
The controversy sparked protests within Netflix and an Oct. 20 rally at the company’s Los Angeles offices.
Shortly after the special was released, Chappelle posted a clip from his documentary, seemingly doubling down on his comments.
“If they had invited me, I would have accepted it, although I’m confused about what we’re speaking about,” he said in the clip he shared on Instagram. “I said what I said. And, boy, I heard what you said. My God, how could I not? You said you want a safe working environment at Netflix. Well, it seems like I’m the only one that can’t go to the office anymore.”
Field was suspended by Netflix after attending a senior executive business meeting but was reinstated, according to AP.
Field and Pagels-Minor alleged that the company retaliated against them to keep them from speaking up about working conditions.
In a statement to AP, Netflix said that it has “resolved our differences in a way that acknowledges the erosion of trust on both sides and, we hope, enables everyone to move on.”