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Roy Price Leaves Amazon Studios Amid Sexual Harassment Allegation

Roy Price Leaves Amazon Studios Amid Sexual Harassment Allegation

One quirky potential obstacle in the recruitment of a new top entertainment executive could be Amazon's thriftiness that not many top-level Hollywood executives are accustomed to.

Price was a top executive at Amazon Studios, the division of Amazon that produces the Emmy-award winning television series Transparent, and distributed the Oscar-award winning film Manchester by the Sea.

Roy Price resigned as Amazon Studio's programming chief on Tuesday, mired in sexual-harassment allegations and continuing fallout over the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Albert Cheng has been named to run Amazon Studios on an interim basis.

Price notoriously came under fire after Amazon cancelled the well-reviewed Good Girls Revolt in 2016 and series creator Dana Calvo criticized him for not even bothering to "know the characters' names". Amazon sent invitees a statement notifying them of the cancellation but offered no explanation, according to the report.

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Price was caught up in the Weinstein sex scandal last week when it was claimed that he "ignored" the "Charmed" actress Rose McGowan when she told him she had been raped by Weinstein. Following Price's suspension, Amazon on Friday cut ties with TWC, scrapping the David O. Russell series and taking over The Romanoffs.

When an Amazon spokesman confirmed his resignation this morning, they gave no additional comment.

Hackett spoke out about the incident in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, explaining that her position with the company automatically put her in a place of power and it was her responsibility to be vocal about the incident. He said it hadn't been proven.

Variety reported in September, around a month before the first Weinstein story broke, that Bezos had given Amazon Studios a "mandate" to create a "Game of Thrones"-like series - something with mass appeal that could generate wide interest in Amazon's proprietary video offerings".

After the Weinstein allegations, more women have been encouraged to come forward about their assault stories.