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Transgender former Netflix workers drop labor complaint

Producer Cheryl Rich joins protesters of "The Closer" outside the Netflix building in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles
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Two Netflix employees have dropped their labor complaints over comedian Dave Chappelle’s controversial special on the streaming service, The Associated Press reported on Tuesday.

Terra Field, a senior software engineer, and B. Pagels-Minor, a game launch operations program manager, who are both trans, filed a joint complaint with the National Labor Relations Board over “The Closer.” Netflix announced the settlement with the two former employees in a Monday statement.

“We have resolved our differences in a way that acknowledges the erosion of trust on both sides and, we hope, enables everyone to move on,” the company wrote.

Field announced their resignation from Netflix in a statement of their own, in which they cited Pagels-Minor’s termination as one of the reasons for their departure.

“This isn’t how I thought things would end, but I am relieved to have closure,” they said.

Field and Pagels-Minor organized the October Netflix employee walkout that took place following the release of Chappelle’s special, Deadline notes.

Chappelle faced a wave of backlash over the special because of several anti-trans comments he makes, including stating that, “Gender is a fact.” The special remains available for streaming on the platform.

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