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Amazon Studios Chief Suspended After Sexual Harassment Claim

In a statement, an Amazon orator said, “Roy Price is on a leave of deficiency effective immediately.” Albert Cheng, now a arch handling officer of Amazon Studios, will assume Mr. Price’s duties on an halt basis, an Amazon orator said.

Ms. Hackett is a daughter of a late scholarship novella author Philip K. Dick. “The Man in a High Castle” series, that was renewed for a third deteriorate in May, is formed on one of his 44 published novels. Although Amazon does not recover viewership numbers, a association pronounced in 2015 that “The Man in a High Castle” was a most-streamed show.

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Isa Dick Hackett in 2015.



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Ms. Hackett is also a writer of “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” an anthology array that premiered in Britain final month and will be streamed by Amazon Video subsequent year.

Allegations that Mr. Price had done neglected passionate remarks to Ms. Hackett flush in Aug in an essay by Ms. Masters that was published on a tech news website The Information.

That essay enclosed few specifics about Ms. Hackett’s claims, with Ms. Hackett providing a matter that she did not “wish to plead a sum of this discouraging occurrence with Roy solely to contend Amazon investigated immediately and with an outward investigator.”

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In The Hollywood Reporter article, Ms. Hackett pronounced she had been desirous to come brazen after a announcement of articles in The Times and The New Yorker that minute accusations of abuse from countless women opposite a film noble Harvey Weinstein.

“I consider women enthuse any other,” Ms. Hackett said. “I feel desirous by a other women who have been distant braver than we am, who have come forward. we wish we all continue to enthuse any other and eventually emanate change.”

Mr. Price has been with Amazon given 2004, and became a conduct of Amazon Studios 3 years ago. When The Information story was published, he was represented by Lisa Bloom, a counsel who recently quiescent as an confidant to Mr. Weinstein. Ms. Bloom has also represented women who brought passionate nuisance claims opposite a actor Bill Cosby and a former Fox News horde Bill O’Reilly.

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Ms. Bloom pronounced in an email that her “representation of Roy Price has concluded.”

Earlier Thursday, Rose McGowan, an singer who reached a allotment with Mr. Weinstein in 1997 after an part during a film festival, posted a array of tweets destined during Jeff Bezos, a arch executive of Amazon, observant she had told a conduct of Amazon Studios that Mr. Weinstein had raped her. Ms. McGowan did not discuss Mr. Price by name and did not respond to a summary on Twitter seeking for clarification.

Mr. Weinstein’s mouthpiece has pronounced he denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex “unequivocally.”

Last Friday, a day after The Times story on Mr. Weinstein was published, Ms. McGowan destined a Twitter message during Mr. Price saying, “remember when we told we not to do a understanding with him and why?”


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Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/business/media/amazon-roy-price-isa-dick-hackett.html

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