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Amazon head Roy Price resigns amid sexual harassment allegation

18 October 2017, 12:52 | Clyde Nash

Roy Price Resigns From Amazon Studios

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Amazon exec Albert Cheng will continue to fill in for Price on an interim basis.

In tweets directed at Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, she criticized the company for doing business with the Weinstein Co. The resignation also comes shortly after The Wall Street Journal published a critical piece about Price's tenure at Amazon.

Since Price's suspension last week, it appeared to be a foregone conclusion that he would not return to Amazon.

Price joined Amazon in 2004 as the company set out to launch its video-on-demand service. Earlier this year, Bezos mandated a shift in programming strategy away from the niche, naturalistic dramas favored by Price and toward large-scale genre projects with the potential to capture large worldwide audiences.

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The head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price, has resigned from the streaming company he started following claims he had dismissed the allegations that Harvey Weinstein had raped the actor Rose McGowan. Those claims intensified rumors in the creative community that Price may not be long for his job.

Hackett, daughter of the late science fiction writer and "High Castle" author Philip K. Dick, said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that Price repeatedly made unwanted sexual advances toward her after a dinner two years ago during Comic-Con in San Diego.

It looks like another powerful man in Hollywood has lost his job over sexual misconduct. "I strongly support the courageous individuals who have found the strength to speak their truth to expose and condemn this immorality".

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