Amazon has suspended video boss Roy Price

Angelo Anderson
October 13, 2017

That article included few specifics about Ms. Hackett's claims, with Ms. Hackett providing a statement that she did not "wish to discuss the details of this troubling incident with Roy except to say Amazon investigated immediately and with an outside investigator".

In one incident, the lewd comments started during a cab ride to the party - and came even after she told him she's a lesbian with a wife and children, the magazine reported.

The exec is on a leave of absence effective immediately. "We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co".


One of Weinstein's accusers, actress Rose McGowan, tweeted at Bezos Thursday, writing that a top-level Amazon Studios executive had rejected her claims that Weinstein had raped her.

"McGowan said she complained to Price about Weinstein, and that after that Amazon killed a project she was working on with Price's team".

Isa Hackett, executive producer of Man in the High Castle, based on her father Philip K. Dick's book, said Amazon Studios chief Roy Price asked her to attend an Amazon staff party and repeatedly and insistently propositioned her, according to an interview in The Hollywood Reporter. An outside investigator, Christine Farrell of Public Interest Investigations Inc., was brought in and spoke to Hackett and executives at Amazon. Amazon is developing two series with the Weinstein Company, Matthew Weiner's "The Romanoffs" and an untitled drama with David O. Russell. Amazon has not received any financing from TWC for either show. The executive also faced pressure over a lack of hit Amazon original series. Amazon Studios' entry into scripted series has produced mixed returns. None of Amazon's originals has broken out like Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why and Orange Is the New Black have for rival Netflix. Insiders told THR at the time that Price did not fully support the show.

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