Amazon Studios Chief Roy Price Resigns Amid Harassment Allegations, Company Says

Last week, it was reported that Amazon Studios president Roy Price had made sexually harassing comments to one of the studio’s showrunners.

Albert Cheng, the studio’s chief operating officer, has been named interim head of Amazon Studios. Price had been on leave since October 12. Reuters could not independently confirm the allegation.

Roy Price resigned Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter, just five days after he was put on a leave of absence by the company.

Hackett is the daughter of famed science fiction author Philip K. Dick, whose book The Man in the High Castle served as the basis for Amazon’s eponymous show. Price could not immediately be reached independently by Reuters and he declined to comment to the Hollywood Reporter.

The allegation against Price come on the heels of damning accusations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape against Harvey Weinstein brought forth by more than two dozen women, including Lena Headey, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan.

Amazon last week said it was reviewing its options for the projects it has with The Weinstein Co. Weinstein denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex but has said he’s getting counseling.

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