(WVUE) – Netflix is making headlines again in response to Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” show. According to The edgeNetflix has fired an employee responsible for organizing the October 20 walkout. The dismissal is not due to the organized demonstration, but the employee allegedly disclosed confidential company data.
Netflix said the employee leaked inside information that was used in a recent Bloomberg story. The information used related to audience measurements and the remuneration of the actors. This particular employee was the only one with access to this information and admitted to sharing it.
“We have terminated an employee for sharing confidential and commercially sensitive information outside of the company,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. “We understand that this employee may have been disappointed and hurt by Netflix, but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is at the heart of our business.”
The former employee wished to remain anonymous for fear of online harassment. Reports describe the former employee as black, pregnant, and a cross-resource employee resource group leader.
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