Netflix has asked the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to investigate the deaths of four people who were sexually assaulted and raped by a colleague at the office, the company announced Friday.
The investigation was requested by Netflix and the Office for the Protection of Health and Human Subjects, a nonprofit organization that investigates allegations of sexual violence.
Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings said the company wants to know how the employee could have had access to the office’s computer system.
“The Office for Public Health and Safety and the FBI have been notified, and they’re currently investigating the matter,” Hastings said in a statement.
“Netflix has also contacted the Office to provide more details about this matter.”
Netflix also said the office had been contacted about the deaths.
A spokesperson for the office said in an email that it was investigating.
The spokesperson also noted that the office did not have access to Netflix’s computers and said the allegations were not a “public health concern.”
Netflix’s decision to file for an investigation was made in response to the deaths, Hastings said.
The office, which is located in downtown San Francisco, received a report in September from a woman who said her coworker assaulted and sexually assaulted her and her colleague, according to a statement from the Office.
The Office of Public Health is an independent office of the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Services.
It has received more than $1.5 million from the federal government in grants since 2005 to address sexual violence, including the Office’s ongoing investigation into the deaths that began in June, according the Office statement.