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Dave Chappel Protest Center Netflix employee resigns voluntarily

It was announced on Monday that a Netflix employee at the center of workers’ protests against his broadcast of comedian Dave Chappell’s latest special comedy series has voluntarily resigned.

Chappelle’s special “The Closer”, which debuted on October 5, drew backlash from LGBTQ + advocates and sparked a strike among some Netflix employees.

Terra Field, a trans-engineer at Netflix, was suspended from her job by the streaming giant after attending a directors-level meeting to which Field was not invited, before being subsequently reinstated after Netflix discovered no malice in such activities.

Prior to suspension, Field posted viral tweet about the particular, arguing that it “attacks the trans community, and the very reality of transness.”

In his special issue, Chappell expressed support for Harry Potter writer JK Rowling, who said, “If sex doesn’t exist, the living reality of women around the world is erased.”

“I agree, buddy,” Chappel said. “Gender is a fact. Every person in this room, every person on Earth had to go through the legs of a woman to be on Earth. It is a fact “.

Field said Monday, “I quit Netflix on 11/21/2021. I thought it wasn’t going to end this way, but I’m glad it was over. “

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Field and former colleague B. Pagels-Minor are also clearing the unfair labor practice charges against the streaming giant in late October, in which the company accused the company of retaliating against them for trying to stage a corporate strike against special agency Chappelle Reuters. reports.

Pagels-Minor, a game launch program manager who is also transgender, was fired from Netflix in October for organizing a strike after the streaming giant also accused Pagels-Minor of leaking sensitive information. Pagels-Minor denies such information has been leaked.

A Netflix spokesman told Reuters on Monday by email, “We have resolved our differences in a way that recognizes the erosion of trust on both sides and, hopefully, allows everyone to move on.”

The Epoch Times contacted Netflix and lawyers for Pagels-Minor and Field for comment.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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Katabella Roberts is a reporter currently based in Turkey. She covers news and business for The Epoch Times with a special focus on the United States.

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