Amazon Studios exec Roy Price resigns following harassment allegations


The producer says she reported the incident immediately to Amazon executives.

Amazon fared poorly for its original TV shows at last month's Primetime Emmy Awards.

Roy Price, who is a close friend of Harvey Weinstein, has stepped down from his position at Amazon Studio following allegations of sexual harassment. Albert Cheng, Amazon Studios chief operations officer, will oversee the division until a permanent replacement is found, according to Bloomberg.

Price's departure comes less than two weeks after the Weinstein Co.

She then chose to go public with her claims when the allegations of sexual harassment emerged against Weinstein earlier this month. Amazon did not reply to requests for comment about the cancellation.

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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.

The day following the Price accusations, Amazon Studios also announced that a series involving Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore and director David O. Russell was being scrapped.

"I feel inspired by the other women who have been far braver than I am, who have come forward", si She said one thing that can help change the "culture of harassment" in Hollywood is "an infusion of new and diverse leadership, not just including women but gay people, people of color, people with disabilities - people with the full spectrum of life experience". 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. He said it hadn't been proven.

Hackett released a statement after the news of Price's resignation, saying she was pleased Amazon had taken steps to address the issue. While that creates uncertainty in the short-term, the larger threat could come if the allegations against Price and Weinstein tarnish Amazon's brand or company.