Amazon Studios head resigns

Mr Roy Price
Mr Roy Price

NEW YORK • The head of Amazon Studios, Mr Roy Price, resigned on Tuesday, just days after a producer publicly accused him of sexual harassment, a spokesman for the company said.

Mr Price, who was in charge of Amazon's efforts to create original movies and television shows, had been suspended last week.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last week, Isa Dick Hackett, an executive producer of the Amazon show The Man In The High Castle, said Mr Price had lewdly and repeatedly propositioned her in 2015.

Mr Price became a bit player in the Harvey Weinstein story when Rose McGowan, an actress who had reached a settlement with Weinstein in 1997, posted a series of tweets directed at Mr Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon. She said she had told the head of Amazon Studios that Weinstein had raped her. 

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