AceShowbiz - Terra Field, a transgender Netflix employee who criticised Dave Chappelle's special "The Closer", has resigned from the company.
The funnyman, who addresses his war with transgender men and women throughout "The Closer", has upset officials at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the National Black Justice Coalition once again with his remarks.
At one point, he sides with "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, who became a target of activists last year (20) after offering up her controversial views on transgender women, stating, "Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on earth. That is a fact."
Chappelle states he is "Team TERF" - the acronym for trans-exclusionary radical feminist - and raised eyebrows by suggesting the blood in transgender women's vaginas is "beet juice."
Subsequently, software engineer Terra and trans program manager B. Pagels-Minor filed charges of unfair labour practices against the streamer, insisting Netflix acted "to quell employees from speaking up about working conditions including, but not limited to, seeking to create a safe and affirming work environment for Netflix employees, speaking up about Netflix's products and the impact of its product choices on the LGBTQ+ community, and providing support for employees whom Netflix has treated in an unlawful and disparate manner."
Now, Terra has quit the organisation, tweeting, "I'm not happy that this is how things turned out, but I do think this outcome is the best for all parties involved."
In a copy of the resignation letter sent to her team and the trans employee resource group at Netflix, she states, "Shortly after B. was fired for something I did not and do not believe they did, I made a decision: sink or swim, I was going to walk side by side with B. as they had for so many of us while they led the Trans* ERG."
"Last week, B. had their son. They are both happy and healthy, and for me that is the note that I'd like this chapter of my life to end on. I want to focus on the joy, not the heartache."
According to NBC News, the pair have dropped the charges, with attorney Laurie Burgess insisting her "clients have resolved their differences with Netflix and will be voluntarily withdrawing their NLRB charge."
Meanwhile, a Netflix spokesperson said the company and employees "have resolved our differences in a way that acknowledges the erosion of trust on both sides and, we hope, enables everyone to move on."