Amazon Studios executive Roy Price resigns following claims of sexual harassment

Amazon Studios executive Roy Price resigns following claims of sexual harassment

In a series of Twitter posts last week, McGowan claimed she told Price over and over about the alleged rape, only to be informed it hadn't been proven.

The departure of Amazon Studio's chief follows allegations that Price sexually harassed Isa Hackett, an executive producer on Amazon's original series "Man in the High Castle".

This marks the end of a chapter for Amazon and swift fall from grace for Price who'd come up with the business plan for an Amazon entertainment division, launched the unit and ran it from Day one.

Amazon said it was reviewing its options for the projects it had with The Weinstein Co. Amazon sent invitees a statement notifying them of the cancellation but offered no explanation, according to the report.

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Price had gone on a leave of absence last week.

Hackett did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

While mulling over whether or not his company should green light the show, Price reportedly asked a group of Amazon staffers if the stars would "show their t-s" - and also explained aloud why he'd pick up the show even if they didn't bare all.

In response, Amazon Studios, according to The Verge, cut ties with Weinstein's company, leading to the cancellation of a television drama from acclaimed director David O. Russell. Over & over I said it. Following the recent sexual harassment allegation against Price, there is a consensus that, as Amazon officially moves to finding a replacement for Price, the new head of Amazon Studios would likely be a woman, with Powell again speculated about. "I said I was the proof".

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The allegations against Price first broke in August, when the investigative news site The Information published a story about Amazon's investigation into Hackett's claim.

That strategy is now presumably being spearheaded by Cheng, either until Price is reinstated or replaced.

After the Weinstein allegations, more women have been encouraged to come forward about their assault stories.

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