Amazon puts entertainment exec on leave of absence


Today, Roy Price, Amazon Studios VP and the head of Prime Video content, was suspended by Amazon.

In The Hollywood Reporter article, Ms. Hackett said she had been inspired to come forward after the publication of articles in The Times and The New Yorker that detailed accusations of abuse from numerous women against the film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Isa Hackett, a producer for Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle", told The Hollywood Reporter in a report published Thursday that programming chief Roy Price propositioned her in July 2015.

The Amazon Studios president's departure comes amid renewed sexual harassment allegations and multiple signs that Amazon and others in the industry had withdrawn their support from the embattled executive. During the party, he stepped close and yelled "anal sex" into her ear, she says.

In August, it was revealed that Price was under independent investigation after Hackett filed a complaint with the company immediately following the alleged incident.

"I didn't want to distract or deflate the energies of all the people who are so invested in these shows, and all of that positivity", she told THR. The future is unclear for Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's The Romanoffs and director David O. Russell's untitled drama, which were both to be co-financed by TWC.

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In her tweetstorm to Bezos, McGowan says that "I told the head of your studio that HW raped me".

Amazon put its most senior entertainment executive Roy Price on a leave absence in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, according to a Variety report on Thursday.

"McGowan said she complained to Price about Weinstein, and that after that Amazon killed a project she was working on with Price's team". "We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co".

"I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers".

The news comes as Amazon is now reviewing two expensive dramas the streamer has in the works from The Weinstein the wake of rape and sexual harassment allegations against former co-founder Harvey Weinstein.