The head of Amazon Studios, the e-commerce giant’s division focused on developing movies and television shows, was suspended Thursday after a TV producer publicly accused him of making unwanted sexual advances toward her.
“Roy Price is on a leave of absence effective immediately,” an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement.
Price’s suspension came after Isa Hackett, a producer of Amazon’s critically acclaimed series “The Man in the High Castle,” told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview published earlier on Thursday that the Amazon executive sexually harassed her in July 2015.
Hackett alleged that Price repeatedly propositioned her in a cab and made obscene comments, despite her rebuffs. The producer explained that the recently revealed sexual assault and harassment allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein inspired her to speak publicly about her own experience.
“I feel inspired by the other women who have been far braver than I am, who have come forward,” Hackett said. “I hope we all continue to inspire each other and ultimately create change.”
Source:: Washington Free Beacon