Netflix reinstated an employee who went viral for criticizing the company for streaming Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special “The Closer.”
The employee, Terra Field, who is trans, was reportedly suspended for attending a quarterly internal meeting for directors and high-level executives.
“Netflix has reinstated me after finding that there was no ill-intent in my attending the QBR (Quarterly Business Review) meeting,” Field announced in a tweet adding, “I’m going to take a few days off to decompress and try to figure out where I’m at. At the very least, I feel vindicated.”
Field included a screenshot of Netflix’s statement on the reinstatement.
“Our investigation did not find that you joined the QBR meeting with any ill intent and that you genuinely didn’t think there was anything wrong with seeking access to this meeting,” the statement read. “Additionally, when a director shared the link, it further supported that this was a meeting that you could attend.”
A spokesperson for Netflix confirmed that Field and two other employees who had been suspended for the same issue were also reinstated but denied that their suspension had anything to do with criticism over Chappelle’s special.
“It is absolutely untrue to say that we have suspended any employees for tweeting about this show,” the spokesperson said. “Our employees are encouraged to disagree openly, and we support their right to do so.”
Netflix has reinstated me after finding that there was no ill-intent in my attending the QBR meeting. I've included the statement I requested below.
I'm going to take a few days off to decompress and try to figure out where I'm at. At the very least, I feel vindicated. pic.twitter.com/lYxemYgRkJ
— Terra Field (@RainofTerra) October 13, 2021