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Amazon Studios Chief Resigns After Harassment Reports

FILE PHOTO: Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios, poses during Amazon's premiere screening of the TV series "Transparent" at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S. on September 15, 2014. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian/File Photo

The following is an excerpt from reuters.com | October 17, 2017 |

(Reuters) - Amazon Studios (AMZN.O) chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress’s allegation of sexual assault by producer Harvey Weinstein.

Price took a leave of absence last week and Albert Cheng, the studio’s chief operating officer, remains interim head of the division, the spokeswoman said.

Price did not immediately return a request for comment.

Price’s move came after many women have shared their experiences of mistreatment on social media using the hashtag #MeToo, in the wake of allegations of harassment against movie producer Harvey Weinstein in reports this month by the New York Times and the New Yorker.

Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.

The Hollywood Reporter last week reported an allegation by Isa Hackett, a producer on one of Amazon.com Inc’s shows, that Price had lewdly propositioned her in 2015. Reuters could not independently confirm the allegation.

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