The Great Unraveling: Amazon Studio Chief Accused of Sexual Misconduct

NEW YORK NY- NOVEMBER 11  Jeff Bezos Roy Price Garry Trudeau and Elliot Webb attend Amazon Studios Premiere Screening for 'Alpha House'

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In one incident, the lewd comments started during a cab ride to the party - and came even after she told him she's a lesbian with a wife and children, the magazine reported.

Roy Price, vp Amazon Studios and global head of Prime Video content, has been suspended from the retail giant and streaming platform following a harassment claim from one of the company's producers.

The news comes as Amazon is now reviewing two expensive dramas the streamer has in the works from The Weinstein Co.in the wake of rape and sexual harassment allegations against former co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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A report that Price had been investigated by Amazon for "unwanted sexual remarks" to the producer of The Man in the High Castle was first reported by Kim Masters in late August in the Information.

The Amazon Studios president's departure comes in the face of renewed sexual harassment allegations and multiple signs that Amazon and others in the industry had withdrawn their support from the embattled executive.

Hackett told THR she went public partly because she was inspired by the women who had the courage to come forward to accuse Weinstein, a powerful show business executive who threatened to ruin people's careers.

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"I think women inspire each other", Ms. Hackett said. "I said I was the proof". The future is unclear for Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's The Romanoffs and director David O. Russell's untitled drama, which were both to be co-financed by TWC.

Following a mandate by Bezos to focus resources on shows with greater hit potential, Amazon canceled dramas "Z: The Beginning of Everything" and "The Last Tycoon". Albert Cheng, a former ABC executive who joined Amazon's video group two years ago, will be the interim head of the unit. In addition, she also worked with Kirkman in developing "Outcast", which airs across the Fox global channels group and on Cinemax in the U.S.

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