Amazon Studios chief Roy Price resigns amid Harvey Weinstein claims

Harvey Weinstein's Biggest Political Contributions

Harvey Weinstein's Biggest Political Contributions

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

In light of Price's suspension, Amazon made a decision to cancel an event promoting its new shows in London this week. In Price's absence, Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng was named interim president, and sources say he is expected to remain in the role has head of the studio.

Hackett reported the incidents to studio executives who brought in investigators to look further into the allegations, The Hollywood Reporter added. That report did not contain the details that appeared in THR.

Masters previously wrote about the alleged harassment for another outlet, The Information, over the summer, before the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke.

Price's fiancée, writer Lila Feinbergalso, also called off their November wedding in the wake of the allegations, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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".

Hackett is the daughter of famed science fiction author Philip K. Dick, whose book The Man in the High Castle served as the basis for Amazon's eponymous show.

Amazon last week said it was reviewing its options for the projects it has with The Weinstein Co.

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