Amazon Studio Chief Suspended After Sexual Harassment Allegations
"Update (October 12, 2017, 8:45 p.m.): Amazon said in a statement that Price is “on leave of absence effective immediately.“ In addition the company announced plans to “ [review] our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co.”
A Wall Street Journal story published last week revealed that Amazon Studio chief Roy Price had retained the legal services of Lisa Bloom, who, at the time, was also advising Harvey Weinstein in the wake of a recent series of allegations of sexual misconduct. (Bloom has since severed ties with Weinstein). Now the reason for Price’s relationship with Bloom may have become clear: Isa Hackett, a producer on the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle, is sharing for the first time details of a night in 2015 when Price allegedly harassed her. In a piece by Kim Masters at The Hollywood Reporter, Hackett describes a “shocking and surreal“ cab ride during San Diego Comic-Con, in which she says Price repeatedly propositioned her despite her deflections, and continued to do so at the party they were both attending.”*
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