The streaming executive mentioned several months back who was using company funds to make videos of herself all over Los Angeles in an attempt to get her own show on her own streaming platform, is in the news today after employees were fired for complaining about those expenditures.
Bozoma Saint John
Netflix fired three execs for secretly griping about top brass on Slack
Netflix has reportedly fired three senior marketing executives — about half its staff at that level — after they were caught secretly griping about upper management on Slack.
What exactly was said in the chat hasn’t been revealed, but it included criticism of chief marketing officer Bozoma Saint John, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Saint John is black, but a source told THR there was nothing racist or disparaging to any particular community in the chat.
A source close to Netflix, however, emphasized to The Post that Saint John was not the target of any of the criticism in the private chat. In fact, the source said, the trio’s jabs targeted colleagues in lateral positions, rather than upper management.
Netflix nonetheless deemed the private messages to be inconsistent with its core values, according to the report, though a company spokesperson told the outlet, “The depiction of the Slack messages in question being critical of marketing leadership is untrue.”
The three offenders also criticized their immediate boss, VP of marketing for Netflix original films Jonathan Helfgot, who was reportedly reluctant to fire the three, arguing that they were just venting and it did not warrant firings. – Source
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