Tuesday 25 September 2018

Top Amazon executive Price resigns in wake of allegations

Roy Price has resigned as head of Amazon Studios. Photo: Richard Shotwell/AP
Roy Price has resigned as head of Amazon Studios. Photo: Richard Shotwell/AP

Dean Gray

Amazon Studios says it has accepted the resignation of its top executive Roy Price, following sexual harassment allegations made by a producer on the series 'Man in the High Castle'.

Mr Price was put on leave last week and had not been expected to return, but an Amazon spokesman has confirmed the resignation. Albert Cheng, who had been Amazon's COO, will be the interim chief.

The accusations against Mr Price come in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and has prompted an outcry over workplace abuse and general harassment through the social media thread "me too".

In an account published in 'The Hollywood Reporter', ­producer Isa Hackett alleged Mr Price had repeatedly and crudely propositioned her following a 2015 event in San Diego.

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