Amazon Studios head resigns amid harassment allegations

Kelly Massey
October 18, 2017

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.

The Hollywood Reporter last Thursday reported an allegation by Isa Hackett, a producer on one of Amazon.com Inc's shows, that Price had lewdly propositioned her in 2015.

Hackett claimed Price did not stop once they arrived at the party and even approached her and loudly said "Anal sex!" in her ear.

The producer, 50, alleges that she promptly reported the incident to Amazon executives, who brought in an outside investigator, but that she never heard further.

But Price's wedding has already been a casualty.

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Variety initially reported that Price would be replaced temporarily by Amazon Studios COO, Albert Cheng after allegations of sexual harassment.

"I hope we all continue to inspire each other and ultimately create change", Hackett said. He said it hadn't been proven.

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

In tweets directed at Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, she criticized the company for doing business with the Weinstein Co.

The "Scream" actress didn't specify which Amazon-backed Oscar-winner she was referring to, but "Manchester By the Sea" star Casey Affleck won Best Actor in 2017.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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