Amazon Studios head Roy Price resigns over sexual harassment allegations

By on October 18, 2017

Oct. 17 (UPI) — Roy Price, the pinnacle of Amazon Studios, resigned Tuesday after a producer accused him of sexual harassment, studio representatives said.

An unnamed spokesperson instructed CNN the resignation came 5 days after the studio put Value on a go away of absence over the allegations. A representative tested the news to the los angeles Occasions.

On Thursday, the man within the High Castle government producer Isa Hackett instructed The Hollywood Reporter that Value made lewd feedback to her all the way through a cab journey after they promoted the collection at Comedian-Con in San Diego in 2015. Hackett mentioned the feedback continued after the cab journey at an Amazon workforce birthday celebration that evening.

Quickly after the THR Document, the studio put Worth on depart.

Hackett told THR that recent allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein inspired her to come back ahead with her experience.

“It Is mentioned time and again and sounds like a clich√©, but we desperately need extra women in leadership positions in Hollywood,” she stated. “There’s a tradition of harassment [in Hollywood] and we’d like an infusion of new and diverse management, not simply together with ladies however homosexual folks, people of colour, people with disabilities — people with the whole spectrum of existence expertise.”

Amazon Studios tapped Albert Cheng to run the company in the mean time, and canceled an event to advertise its new displays this week in London.

On Saturday, Value’s fiancee, creator Lila Feinberg, known as off their November marriage ceremony in reaction to the allegations, unnamed sources informed Page Six.

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