Netflix said Friday it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information it paid for Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer,” which was condemned by some as transphobic.

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A Netflix statement said the employee, who did not wish to be named, shared “confidential, commercially sensitive information outside the company.”

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“We understand that this employee may have been motivated by frustration and hurt from Netflix, but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is important to our company,” the statement said.

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The statement said the information was referenced in a Bloomberg news article that reported Netflix spent $24.1 million on “The Closer,” which first aired last week. The article also mentions the low budget for the 2019 Chappelle Special, the Bo Burnham Special and the nine-episode hit “Squid Game”.

Dave Chappelle attends the Netflix FYSEE kick-off event at Raleigh Studios at Netflix FYSEE on May 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

Netflix said a review of its internal access logs revealed information to an individual who “admitted that they externally downloaded and shared sensitive company information.”

“The Closer,” first aired on October 1 and garnered at least 10 million views. However, Chappelle’s comments about the transgender community sparked protests on Netflix and within LGBTQ activists.

Media watchdog group GLAAD said “anti-LGBTQ content” violates Netflix’s policy of rejecting programs that incite hate or violence.

However, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos told managers in an internal memo that the show does not cross the “hate line” and will remain on the streaming service.

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Several Netflix employees, including a software engineer who identifies as transgender, criticized the special. Transgender employees and their co-workers are being urged to stage a walkout next Wednesday in protest.

“Our leadership has shown us that they don’t uphold the values ​​for which we are placed,” the Los Angeles Times reported in a Monday post on the Slack channel, a public company.