Amazon Studios Chief Roy Price Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

18 October, 2017, 00:42 | Author: Benny Bass
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In light of Price's suspension, Amazon made a decision to cancel an event promoting its new shows in London this week. Chief content officer Albert Cheng was named his interim replacement.

Roy Price resigned as the head of Amazon.com Inc.'s movie and TV studio after a TV producer detailed her allegation of sexual harassment in a news report. It's unclear if there will be any other aftershocks for the company.

Hackett told the Hollywood Reporter that Price made lewd remarks to her during a promotional tour at Comic-Con in San Diego in 2015, including repeatedly making unwanted propositions to her while on a cab ride.

At the time, Amazon said it took the allegation seriously, but did not announce anything like a leave of absence.

Price was also a figure in the growing scandal around disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of multiple acts of sexual harassment and rape dating back decades.

In a statement last week, Amazon said it was reviewing options for projects it has with the Weinstein company.

"It's hard because of the fact that I have two shows and I love those shows and I value my experience at Amazon".

In another development on Tuesday, Harvey Weinstein resigned from the board of the Weinstein Co., which is struggling to stay afloat.

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