Amazon puts entertainment exec on leave of absence

The Great Unraveling: Amazon Studio Chief Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Man in the High Castle Producer Says Amazon Exec Harassed Her at Comic-Con

Isa Hackett, a producer on the Amazon Prime Video show "The Man in the High Castle", told the Hollywood Reporter that studio chief Roy Price made inappropriate advances to her at an event two years ago. Variety then reported that Amazon has put Price on a leave of absence "effective immediately".

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. "You will love my d**k", he said, according to Hackett, who relayed her account to multiple individuals in the hours after the alleged episode.

Hackett claimed Price did not stop once they arrived at the party and even approached her and loudly said, "Anal sex!" in her ear.

There was no immediate response from Price.

The Amazon Studios president's departure comes amid renewed sexual harassment allegations and multiple signs that Amazon and others in the industry had withdrawn their support from the embattled executive. She received no further updates on the claims, and refrained from sharing details publicly until now.

Amazon has suspended top entertainment executive Roy Price and says it's reviewing its options for current projects with the Weinstein Company.

Hackett's father was novelist Philip K. Dick. 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.

Rose McGowan, one of the actresses who has accused Weinstein of wrongdoing, claimed via Twitter earlier on Thursday that the head of Amazon Studios knew that Weinstein had allegedly raped her. While other fare like Mozart in the Jungle, Sneaky Pete and One Mississippi have earned solid reviews, sources also say Amazon chairman Jeff Bezos was impatient for a Game of Thrones-style hit.

As far as reviewing their relationship with The Weinstein Co., Amazon was slated to release at least two major dramas, but as a result of the sexual harassment cases, Amazon is now reviewing their current deal.

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