Amazon Studios Chief Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Claim


Amazon Studios Chief Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Claim


The suspension came after Hollywood producer Isa Hackett accused him of sexually harassing her back in 2015 as he repeatedly and insistedly propositioned her by saying, 'You will love my d**k.'
Roy Price, the Amazon Studios boss, was suspended by the company on Thursday, October 12. The suspension came just hours after Hollywood producer Isa Hackett claimed that Price sexually harassed her at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2015.

"Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately," an Amazon spokesperson told Variety, before adding, "We are reviewing our options for our projects we have with the Weinstein Company." Albert Cheng, currently the chief operating officer of Amazon Studios, would take over Price's duties on an interim basis.

Hackett, the daughter of author Philip K. Dick and EP of Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle", detailed to The Hollywood Reporter that the alleged sexual harassment occurred in a dinner on July 10, 2015, after promoting "The Man in the High Castle" at Comic-Con in San Diego. Price, whom she met for the first time in the occasion, asked Hackett to attend an Amazon staff party later that night at the W Hotel, before the two ended up taking a taxi together alongside Michael Paull, then another top Amazon executive and now CEO of the digital media company BAMTech.

Hackett claimed that Price repeatedly and insistedly propositioned her by saying, "You will love my d**k." Price reportedly didn't stop there as Hackett alleged that the former stepped close to her and loudly said, "Anal sex!" in her ear when she talked with other executives once they arrived.

Lisa Bloom, who represented Price as attorney since the alleged harassment was reported on in August, left Price's side. "Lisa's representation of Roy Price has concluded," a Bloom representative said in a statement on Thursday. "It concluded before the producer went public."

Also on the same day, actress Rose McGowan, one of Harvey Weinstein's main accusers, took to her Twitter account to slam a top-level Amazon Studios executive, presumably Price. She dubbed the executive "rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers," and claimed that she told the executive in question that "HW [Harvey Weinstein] raped me," only to get told that "it hadn't been proven."


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