Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Roy Price resigns from Amazon days after sexual harassment accusation, reports say

Roy Price resigns from Amazon days after sexual harassment accusation, reports say

Roy Price resigned as the head of Inc.'s movie and TV studio after a TV producer detailed her allegation of sexual harassment in a news report.

Albert Cheng, the studio's chief operating officer, remains interim head of the division, the spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

In light of Price's suspension, Amazon chose to cancel an event promoting its new shows in London this week.

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Price had been at the helm of Amazon Studios since September 2014 during which it became the first streaming platform to get a Golden Globe, for the film Transport, and it won at the Oscars for Manchester by the Sea.

"I want to call out (Price's) behaviour and also hold myself to a certain standard", she told The Hollywood Reporter.

Price was suspended from the company five days ago following an accusation from an executive producer that Price sexually harassed her during San Diego Comic-Con in 2015.

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Hackett did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The allegations surfaced as revelations of decades of alleged abuse of women by mogul Harvey Weinstein flooded Hollywood.

The difference last week was that Hackett gave Masters an on-the-record interview with details about the incident. Over & over I said it.

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"We are reviewing our options for our projects we have with the Weinstein Company", the statement added.

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