Amazon Studios boss resigns amid Weinstein scandal

Amazon Studios boss resigns amid Weinstein scandal

Amazon Studios boss resigns amid Weinstein scandal

Amazon Studios head Roy Price has resigned amid claims he dismissed allegations Harvey Weinstein raped actress Rose McGowan.

McGowan added that Amazon Studios "called to say my show was dead" after she asked it "to do the right thing" over a tie-up with The Weinstein Company.

In light of Price's suspension, Amazon chose to cancel an event promoting its new shows in London this week. Isa Hackett, producer of The Man in the High Castle, said that Price pressured her for sex, making comments to her such as "you will love my d*ck" and "anal sex".

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Albert Cheng has been named to run Amazon Studios on an interim basis. It's unclear if there will be any other aftershocks for the company. His suspension came Deadline reported that Price was facing punishment for an allegation that he sexually harassed a producer. Hackett alleged that Price repeatedly made lewd comments to her, despite her rebuffs, while they were both attending Comic-Con. Stories from Weinstein's accusers have brought attention to the long-standing problems of sexual assault and harassment, particularly in Hollywood, and sparked many women to share their own stories using the #MeToo hashtag.

Roy Price resigned Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter, just five days after he was put on a leave of absence by the company. Over & over I said it.

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