Amazon Studios chief Roy Price on leave after producer details alleged harassment

Amazon studio executive Roy Price is accused of sexual harassment by producer Isa Hackett

The Great Unraveling: Amazon Studio Chief Accused of Sexual Misconduct

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hackett says that Amazon's programming chief Roy Price harassed her during San Diego Comic-Con in 2015.

Actress Rose McGowan, who is one of Weinstein's accusers, tweeted at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday saying "I told the head of your studio that HW raped me".

In a statement Thursday, Amazon says Roy Price's leave of absence is effective immediately. As more victims of Weinstein's have come out, so have accusations of sexual harassment against many other Hollywood big shots. According to reports, Price allegedly made a lewd joke to Hackett playing off the title of the Amazon series "I Love Dick", pressured Hackett for sex, and made crude reference to anal intercourse.

There was no immediate response from Price. She received no further updates on the claims, and refrained from sharing details publicly until now.

Hackett is the daughter of author Philip K. Dick and a producer of Amazon's "Man in the High Castle", based on his work.

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Meanwhile, Price continued to spearhead other Amazon projects, including two Weinstein Company television shows - The Romanoffs, from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, and an untitled David O. Russell drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore.

A representative for attorney Lisa Bloom, who announced last week would no longer represent Weinstein this week, told the publication she would no longer represent Price.

Roy Price is the head of Bezos' studio.

McGowan was one of the people named in the recent New York Times exposé about Weinstein's sexual harassment claims and is reported to have reached a settlement with the film producer. "Be the change you want to see in the world".

As far as reviewing their relationship with The Weinstein Co., Amazon was slated to release at least two major dramas, but as a result of the sexual harassment cases, Amazon is now reviewing their current deal.

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