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Amazon Exec Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Claim

13 October 2017, 04:41 | Regina Holmes

Man in the High Castle Producer Says Amazon Exec Harassed Her at Comic-Con

The Great Unraveling: Amazon Studio Chief Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Back in August, Man in the High Castle producer Isa Hackett detailed an incident with Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, which occurred in 2015, but declined to elaborate, telling The Information, "I do not wish to discuss the details of this troubling incident with Roy except to say Amazon investigated immediately and with an outside investigator".

Actress Rose McGowan said on Twitter on Thursday that she had warned Amazon not to do business with Harvey Weinstein, the now-disgraced producer, and was ignored.

Weinstein, whom McGowan and other women have accused of harassment and, in some cases, rape, has denied sexually assaulting anyone.

Amazon and The Weinstein Co. - the high-profile studio Weinstein founded with his brother, Bob - are partners on two forthcoming streaming TV series.

Before confirming to Deadline that Price was suspended, Amazon's only comment on the matter was a statement to the Reporter, saying the company "looked closely at this specific concern and addressed it directly with those involved".

Amid the Weinstein sexual harassment cases first reported by the New York Times, the question was asked whether or not this was just the tip of the iceberg.




(The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Hackett told at least two people about the alleged incident in the immediate aftermath.) Hackett says she made clear to Price she was not interested and told him that she is lesbian with a wife and children.

Amazon Studios and Price received heat for their decision to cancel Good Girls Revolt a month after the female-skewing period drama that debuted to warm reviews.

She said the Amazon executive - who she did not name - said the rape "hadn't been proven".

Amazon past year also launched a stand-alone video streaming service.

Earlier this week, in light of the Weinstein scandal, Amazon said "we are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Company". Amazon won a dirty Oscar.



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