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Amazon Studios Chief Resigns Amid Sex Harassment Claims

Roy Price had not been expected to return
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 17, 2017 5:29 PM CDT
Amazon Studios Chief Resigns Amid Sex Harassment Claims
In this Aug. 3, 2015 file photo, Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, participates in the "Hand of God" panel at the Amazon Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Amazon Studios says it has accepted the resignation of its top executive, Roy Price, following sexual harassment allegations made by a producer on the Amazon series Man in the High Castle, the AP reports. Price was put on leave last week and had not been expected to return. An Amazon spokesman confirmed the resignation Tuesday and had no additional comment. The accusations against Price came in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal that is roiling Hollywood. Producer Isa Hackett charged in an account published in the Hollywood Reporter that Price had repeatedly and crudely propositioned her following a 2015 event in San Diego. (Read more Amazon Studios stories.)

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