Amazon Studio Head Suspended Following Sexual Harassment of Lesbian Producer

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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.

Hackett told The Hollywood Reporter that she reported the incident to Amazon executives immediately, and an investigation was carried out.

Price has not responded to the claims. Hackett says that in 2015, she and Price were in San Diego to promote The Man in the High Castle at Comic-Con. The alleged sexism at Amazon is only further reinforced by the fact that "Amazon has yet to greenlight a show from a woman straight to series, though it has done so in several instances with male showrunners".

The 44-year-old tweeted that she had informed the studio head repeatedly but he responded that her claim had not been proven.

The allegations came as actress Rose McGowan berated Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Twitter, claiming the company ignored her allegations that Mr Weinstein had raped her.

The former Charmed star also alleges that not only was nothing done, but that Amazon Studios dropped a show based on a script she had written, after she raised the issue of sexual harassment. As we reported last week, it was considered virtually impossible for Price to be accepted as an Amazon chief going forward following the details of sexual harassment allegations made public last Thursday.




According to "company insiders", when Big Little Lies was being pitched to Amazon, Price asked a group of staffers at a holiday party if Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman would "show their tits" on the series and then contemplated why he might decide to greenlight the show if they opted out of the nudity.

"Amazon does not tolerate harassment or abuse of our employees or our business partners".

He strongly denies sexually harassing TV producer Amanda Segel.

Who is Roy Price and what are the claims against him?

The producer told United States magazine Variety it was not until threats from her lawyer that she would leave the show, did the harassment stop.

Yesterday, Amanda Segel, an executive producer for the now-canceled Mist TV series, claimed that Harvey's brother Bob Weinstein made unwanted advances toward her when she worked at the Weinstein company previous year.

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