Amazon Studios Chief Roy Price Resigns Following Sex Harassment Allegations

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Days after he was suspended indefinitely, Amazon Studios head Roy Price has resigned from the streaming company he'd started.

In a story that appeared last week in The Hollywood Reporter, Isa Hackett, a producer on the Amazon series "The Man in the High Castle", said she was "repeatedly and insistently propositioned" by Price in 2015 at a Comic-Con in San Diego, where Hackett was promoting the show.

Rose McGowan has also accused him of failing to report an allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, the veteran Hollywood producer facing a string of harassment claims.

The move came almost two years after Hackett filed a complaint against Price in 2015, which was investigated and handled privately by Amazon, according to The Information. According to a memo Price wrote to employees, Amazon Studios had 67 television and 20 movie products in the works, with 9,000 people participating on them, Variety reported.


Amazon hired a private investigator to look into the incident after it was brought to the company's attention, but Hackett said she was never informed of the inquiry's outcome. Over & over I said it.

Harvey Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. "I said I was the proof". The tweets received heavy attention in part because this was the first time that McGowan had identified her assailant by name. Among them: Goliath creator David E. Kelley, who described Price's entertainment division as "a bit of a gong show" in a scathing Wall Street Journal piece about the company's latest struggles in Hollywood.

Just before the Primetime Emmy Awards, where Amazon was left empty-handed while SVOD rivals Hulu and Netflix picked up trophies, Amazon Studios got new directives from Seattle to overhaul its programming strategy, pulling away from niche shows to focus on big broad (largely genre) hits of the size of HBO's Game Of Thrones. In preparation, the company has been busy axing a number of pricey dramas already on its service, including The Last Tycoon and Z: The Beginning of Everything, the latter of which was canceled after a surprise season two renewal.

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