Amazon Studios Head Roy Price Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations


Another Hollywood executive finds himself out of a job following accusations of sexual harassment.

While in a taxi with Price, Hackett alleges he propositioned her, telling her: 'You will love my dick'. The series would have included a Price-like character named Richard Forman, who has a younger girlfriend: a writer from NY named "Lita".

Price was the top entertainment executive at Amazon Studios, which has developed movies such as the Oscar-winning film "Manchester by the Sea" and original TV shows for its Amazon Prime streaming service, such as "Transparent".

Roy Price, suspended as head of Amazon Studios last week after producer Isa Hackett went public with allegations that she was sexually harassed by him, resigned from the company Tuesday, USA Today reports.

On Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter ran a story by Kim Masters that significantly built upon a previous article she'd written for The Information in August about the allegation (it's also well-worth checking out this Columbia Journalism Review article about all the hoops she had to jump through to get either story published).

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He was taken to hospital for treatment before being taken to a police station in north London . Police had said previously that the factor for this incident was under investigation.

However, she says she was never told the outcome of that investigation.

The allegation comes as Harvey Weinstein resigned from the board of directors of The Weinstein Company after being accused by more than 30 actresses of sexual harassment and assault. "I feel inspired by the other women who have been far braver than I am, who have come forward", Hackett said.

Amazon has not said how long Price's suspension will last.

When an Amazon spokesman confirmed his resignation this morning, they gave no additional comment. The studio's chief operating officer, Albert Cheng, will take over Price's role on an interim basis. Following the recent sexual harassment allegation against Price, there is a consensus that, as Amazon officially moves to finding a replacement for Price, the new head of Amazon Studios would likely be a woman, with Powell again speculated about.

"An important conversation has begun about the need to create a culture in our industry which values respect and decency and rejects the abuse of power and dehumanising treatment of others", she said.