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Amazon Studios chief Roy Price resigns amid Harvey Weinstein claims

18 October 2017, 12:52 | Ruben Stone

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Less than a week after Amazon suspended its Studios chief Roy Price following sexual harassment claims, the executive has resigned from the company, a spokesman confirmed.

Price didn't respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

In light of Price's suspension, Amazon made a decision to cancel an event promoting its new shows in London this week.

Isa Hackett, a producer for Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle", told The Hollywood Reporter that Price repeatedly propositioned her at a company party in July 2015.

But Price's wedding has already been a casualty.

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Albert Cheng has been named to run Amazon Studios on an interim basis. His suspension came Deadline reported that Price was facing punishment for an allegation that he sexually harassed a producer.

Price was also a figure in the growing scandal around disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of multiple acts of sexual harassment and rape dating back decades.

That same day, Amazon released a statement saying Price had been placed on a leave of absence.

The difference last week was that Hackett gave Masters an on-the-record interview with details about the incident. That business has since grown into a vibrant original-series and feature-film studio, with Price at the helm.

Last week Amazon said it would not go forward with Weinstein Co. on the projects.

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