Amazon Studios boss Roy Price placed on leave after sexual harassment allegations

Brunilde Fioravanti
Ottobre 13, 2017

The Amazon Studios president's departure comes in the face of renewed sexual harassment allegations and multiple signs that Amazon and others in the industry had withdrawn their support from the embattled executive. She reported the behavior to Amazon executives and an outside investigator was brought in.

FILE - In this August 3, 2015 file photo, producer Isa Dick Hackett attends "The Man in the High Castle" photo call at the Amazon Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

"Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately", a spokesperson told TheWrap.

Both projects reportedly came with a hefty price tag ($70 million for The Romanoffs and $160 million for Russell's project), with Deadline noting that "the close relationship between Amazon Studios head Roy Price and Harvey Weinstein [was] said to have been a factor in the back-to-back big-ticket buys".

Once in the cab, Hackett says Price repeatedly and insistently propositioned her.

Ms. Hackett is also a producer of "Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams", an anthology series that premiered in Britain last month and will be streamed by Amazon Video next year.

On Thursday, Ms. Bloom said in an email that her "representation of Roy Price has concluded". As more victims of Weinstein's have come out, so have accusations of sexual harassment against many other Hollywood big shots. "We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Company".

Another powerful Hollywood executive is facing a detailed allegation of sexual harassment.

The producer of one of Amazon Prime's best-known shows is accusing the head of Amazon Studios of sexually harassing her.

In a story posted Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter, Hackett says the encounter occurred after a San Diego Comic-Con event in 2015 promoting "Man in the High Castle".

Amazon Studios has yet to respond to McGowan's claims.

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