Magazine article Screen International

Amazon Studios Chief Suspended over Sexual Harassment Claim

Magazine article Screen International

Amazon Studios Chief Suspended over Sexual Harassment Claim

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Move follows report of July 2015 incident in taxi.

As the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues to blaze and observers turn their attention to what some have called an endemic sickness in Hollywood, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price was suspended on Thursday following allegations that he sexually harassed a TV producer.

In a statement issued late in the afternoon an Amazon spokesperson said: “Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately.”

Price was suspended following an article in THR in which The Man In The High Castle executive producer Isa Hackett - daughter to the late author Philip K. Dick upon whose book the Amazon Studios series is based - claimed Price made lewd propositions to her while they shared a taxi to a company party at Comic-Con in July 2015.

Hackett told THR that Price repeatedly told her, “You will love my dick.” She said she told him she was not interested and is a married lesbian with children. She told others about the incident and then complained to Amazon executives when Price approached her at the party and said loudly, “Anal sex!”

Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng has been installed to run the operation in the interim.

The company spokesperson also said Amazon Studios was reviewing its options for projects it has with The Weinstein Company. …

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