ROY PRICE RESIGNS FROM AMAZON STUDIOS FOLLOWING SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS

Amazon Studios executive Roy Price has resigned after being suspended following sexual harassment allegations. Price’s resignation comes in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein fallout which has emboldened women to come forward and share their stories.

Price’s fall from the top of Amazon Studios follows allegations made by producer Isa Hackett about being sexually harassed by Price at the 2015 Comic-Con convention in San Diego where she was promoting The Man in the High Castle.

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Price was also called out on Twitter by Rose McGowan who tweeted at Amazon founder Jeff Bezos about her dealings with the top executive.

“I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.”

“I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works”

“I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.”

McGowan’s “HW” reference appears to be Harvey Weinstein with whom she settled a suit for $100,000. The “dirty” Oscar was a reference to Manchester By The Sea which was an Amazon Studios production.

It appears that Amazon Studios and Jeff Bezos want no part of Price in an environment where sexual harassment will not be overlooked once called out. Amazon Studios has also scrapped a Weinstein Co. project which was in development with David O. Russell set to direct and Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore to star.

Price’s fiancee Lila Feinberg has also called off their wedding which was just weeks away.

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