The Great Unraveling: Amazon Studio Chief Accused of Sexual Misconduct

The Great Unraveling: Amazon Studio Chief Accused of Sexual Misconduct

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Price is officially on a leave of absence, and that all projects with the Weinstein Co. are under review.

Hackett claimed Price, who holds an exceedingly powerful position as the executive in charge of Amazon's well-funded TV efforts, repeatedly made lewd comments to her despite her rebuffs.

In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter about Hackett's allegations, the company said, "We take seriously any questions about the conduct of our employees. Accordingly, we looked closely at this specific concern and addressed it directly with those involved". I've asked Price and Amazon reps for comment. Weinstein, whom McGowan and other women have accused of harassment and, in some cases, rape, has denied sexually assaulting anyone.

While Weinstein was sacked from his company Weinstein Co., Amazon has two series being produced by the company, however their future is not known.

A representative for attorney Lisa Bloom, who announced last week would no longer represent Weinstein this week, told the publication she would no longer represent Price. Amazon tells investors the big investment in video pays off by enticing more people to join Prime, making them more loyal shoppers.

Price has been at Amazon since 2004, working on their video services for over a decade.

Amazon's comedy series "Transparent" won a Golden Globe Award for best comedy or musical and a best actor Emmy for Jeffrey Tambor.

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comes amid renewed sexual harassment allegations and multiple signs that Amazon and others in the industry had withdrawn their support from the embattled executive.

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. In tweets addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, McGowan said that after selling a project to Amazon, she voiced her concerns about Weinstein to Price, who allegedly ignored her.

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