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Amazon suspends studio chief

October 13, 2017

Amazon has suspended Roy Price head of Amazon Studios who is accused of sexually harassing Isa Hackett, the producer of one its best-known show, The Man in the High Castle.

Amazon announced that Price had been placed on an immediate leave of absence, while it investigated the allegations. Price has yet to comment.

In light of the ongoing Weinstein scandal Amazon also said it was considering scrapping two projects it was working on with the Weinstein Company. The projects are the The Romanoffs, with the Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, and an untitled drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore.

Hackett, daughter of the late science fiction writer Philip K Dick, who wrote The Man in the High Castle, alleged that Price repeatedly propositioned her on the way to, and during, an Amazon party in 2015. Hackett told the Hollywood Reporter that when she told Amazon about the incident it hired external investigators, but she was never told about the results.

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