Hours after the Hollywood Reporter published a story about Amazon Studios' Roy Price allegedly sexually harassing a producer of one of the streamer's shows, Price has been put on leave. "You will love my dick", Price said, according to Hackett, who relayed her account to others.
The suspension is effective immediately, according to an internal Amazon memo.
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. Actress Rose McGowan said on Twitter Thursday that she had warned Amazon not to do business with Harvey Weinstein, the now-disgraced producer, and was ignored. Amazon had previously brought in an outside investigator to look into Hackett's charge.
On Thursday, Ms. Bloom said in an email that her "representation of Roy Price has concluded". I've asked Price and Amazon reps for comment.
The allegations come after Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was sacked because of his sexual harassment of many actress and other women over the years. 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.
Amazon Studios has yet to respond to McGowan's claims.
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in the face of renewed sexual harassment allegations and multiple signs that Amazon and others in the industry had withdrawn their support from the embattled executive. None of Amazon's originals has broken out like Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why and Orange Is the New Black have for rival Netflix.
It was not immediately clear what film script she was referring to or why she said Amazon won a "dirty Oscar".