Amazon Studios Engulfed in Widening Hollywood Harassment Scandal

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Variety was the first to report Price's suspension.

In one incident, the lewd comments started during a cab ride to the party - and came even after she told him she's a lesbian with a wife and children, the magazine reported.

Mr. Price has been with Amazon since 2004, and became the head of Amazon Studios three years ago. "We are reviewing our options for our projects we have with the Weinstein Company". While other fare like Mozart in the Jungle, Sneaky Pete and One Mississippi have earned solid reviews, sources also say Amazon chairman Jeff Bezos was impatient for a Game of Thrones-style hit.

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Isa Hackett, executive producer of Man in the High Castle, based on her father Philip K. Dick's book, said Amazon Studios chief Roy Price asked her to attend an Amazon staff party and repeatedly and insistently propositioned her, according to an interview in The Hollywood Reporter. When The Information story was published, he was represented by Lisa Bloom, the lawyer who recently resigned as an adviser to Mr. Weinstein. Bloom similarly dropped Weinstein as a client earlier this week as multiple women began to speak out claiming that Weinstein had harassed or raped them. Actress Rose McGowan said on Twitter Thursday that she had warned Amazon not to do business with Harvey Weinstein, the now-disgraced producer, and was ignored.

"I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing", McGowan tweeted.

"I think women inspire each other", Ms. Hackett said. He said it hadn't been proven. She added that the executive had then killed a project she was developing at the studio. The future is unclear for Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's The Romanoffs and director David O. Russell's untitled drama, which were both to be co-financed by TWC. In recent months, sources say Amazon is taking a hard look at its original scripted programming choices, that has resulted in the cancellations of pricey dramas The Last Tycoon and Z: The Beginning of Everything, the latter of which was axed after a surprise season two renewal. In addition, she also worked with Kirkman in developing "Outcast", which airs across the Fox worldwide channels group and on Cinemax in the U.S.

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