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Amazon Suspends VP of Amazon Studios, Prime Video Head Roy Price

13 October 2017, 04:42 | Israel Caldwell

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"Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately", an Amazon spokesperson confirmed to KIRO.

The Hollywood Reporter today published an interview in which Hackett detailed the incident, which she said took place the evening of July 10, 2015, while she was promoting The Man in the High Castle at Comic-Con in San Diego. "We expect people to set high standards for themselves; we encourage people to raise any concerns and we make it a priority to investigate and address them".

Amazon.com's film and TV unit was engulfed in the uproar in Hollywood over mistreatment of women, with multiple claims that the company didn't do enough to respond to allegations of harassment.

She said the Amazon executive - who she did not name - said the rape "hadn't been proven".

As more and more women come forward with stories of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's decades-long sexual harassment, accusations against other powerful men in the industry are starting to surface. He was sacked from his company, Weinstein Co., last weekend.

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In tweets addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, McGowan said that after selling a project to Amazon, she voiced her concerns about Weinstein to Price, who allegedly ignored her. After spending the day at the convention, she joined the show's cast and Amazon staffers at a dinner, where she met Price for the first time.

Amazon previous year also launched a stand-alone video streaming service.

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

Amazon's comedy series "Transparent" won a Golden Globe Award for best comedy or musical and a best actor Emmy for Jeffrey Tambor. In recent months, sources say Amazon is taking a hard look at its original scripted programming choices, that has resulted in the cancellations of pricey dramas The Last Tycoon and Z: The Beginning of Everything, the latter of which was axed after a surprise season two renewal.



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