A transgender woman featured in a Grantland.com profile committed suicide in October after learning that its author intended to out her in the piece.

Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V, was profiled in a story titled Dr. V's Magical Putter.

In the 8,000-word story, Caleb Hannan describes how he shifted the focus of his story from the “scientifically superior” Yar golf putter to its inventor, Dr. V.

In early correspondence with Hannan, Dr. V gave her approval to the story so long as it focused on the science behind her putter, not the scientist.

Along the way, Hannan discovers that Dr. V was born a man and had falsified elements from her past.

“What began as a story about a brilliant woman with a new invention had turned into the tale of a troubled man who had invented a new life for himself,” Hannan wrote.

Soon after Hannan informed Dr. V and her partner, Gerri Jordan, of his discovery, Dr. V committed suicide.

“When Jordan arrived and reacher her bedroom, she found Dr. V lying on the floor curled in a fetal position with a white plastic bag over her head; an empty bottle of pills sat on the kitchen counter.”

GLAAD criticized the story's January 15, 2014 publication, saying “it is never appropriate to out a transgender person” and labeling the article as “problematic.”

On Monday, Grantland published a story criticizing itself.

“When you're a writer, you want something you create to have a long life, to be something that readers will remember and revisit for years to come,” Christina Kahrl wrote in What Grantland Got Wrong. “If such was Caleb Hannan's wish, it's been granted, because his essay on Dr. V and The Magical Putter figures to be a permanent exhibit of what not to do, and how not to treat a fellow human being.”