The employee, who has not been named, shared “confidential and commercially sensitive information outside the company,” according to a statement from Netflix. “We understand that this employee may have been motivated by disappointment and hurt by Netflix, but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is at the heart of our business. “
The release says the information was mentioned in a Bloomberg article, which reports that Netflix spent US $ 24.1 million on The closest. The show first aired last week. The article also mentioned the lower budgets for a 2019 Chappelle special, a Bo Burnham special, and the nine-episode hit. Squid game.
Employee admitted to sharing information: Netflix
Netflix said a review of its internal access logs identified the information to a single person, who “admitted to uploading and sharing sensitive company information externally.”
The closest first aired on October 5 and had gained at least 10 million views. However, Chappelle’s remarks about the transgender community sparked protests within Netflix and LGBTQ activists.
Media watch group GLAAD said the “anti-LGBTQ content” violates Netflix’s policy of rejecting programs that incite hatred or violence.
However, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos told managers in an internal memo that the show is not crossing the “hate line” and will remain on the streaming service.
Several Netflix employees, including a software engineer who identifies as transgender, criticized the special. Transgender employees and their colleagues are being asked to hold a walkout next Wednesday in protest.
“Our leaders have shown us that they are not standing up for the values we are held to,” a report on public broadcaster Slack said Monday, The Los Angeles Times reported.