Amazon Studios Engulfed in Widening Hollywood Harassment Scandal

NEW YORK NY- NOVEMBER 11  Jeff Bezos Roy Price Garry Trudeau and Elliot Webb attend Amazon Studios Premiere Screening for 'Alpha House'

The Amazon Studios president's departure comes in the face of renewed sexual harassment allegations and multiple signs that Amazon and others in the industry had withdrawn their support from the embattled executive.

FILE - In this August 3, 2015 file photo, producer Isa Dick Hackett attends "The Man in the High Castle" photo call at the Amazon Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Amazon Studios head Roy Price has been put on a leave of absence, the content giant said Thursday.

That article included few specifics about Ms. Hackett's claims, with Ms. Hackett providing a statement that she did not "wish to discuss the details of this troubling incident with Roy except to say Amazon investigated immediately and with an outside investigator".

Hackett, a producer on an Amazon series, claims that Amazon Studios chief Roy Price propositioned her using crudely suggestive language. 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.

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Ultimately Hackett says she felt compelled to come forward with her story in the wake of the Weinstein scandal because, "I feel inspired by the other women who have been far braver than I am, who have come forward".

Christopher Tricarico, an attorney for Hackett, confirmed the trade paper's report.

The allegations come after Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was sacked because of his sexual harassment of many actress and other women over the years. Earlier Thursday. Isa Hackett - an executive producer on "The Man in the High Castle" - claimed Price made sexual remarks toward her at Comic-Con in 2015 by saying, "You will love my d**k".

Ms. Hackett is a daughter of the late science fiction writer Philip K. Dick.

Craig Berman, a spokesman for Amazon, didn't respond to repeated requests for comment.

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