Amazon Studios exec resigns following lesbian producer's sexual harassment accusations

Posted October 20, 2017

Amazon executive Roy Price was suspended indefinitely after he had allegedly pressured a lesbian producer for sex and made lewd comments to her.

"If a concern is brought to our attention, we investigate it quickly and thoroughly", it continued.

As for Price, his tenure at Amazon dates back to 2004. 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.

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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. Good Girls Revolt's cancellation was far from a surprise to many because-Transparent and the upcoming Marvelous Mrs. Maisel notwithstanding-Amazon's TV roster tended to lean toward male-oriented programming under Price.

Price's departure from Amazon Studios comes as Hollywood reckons with the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Last year, the studio also had to defend its expensive deal with Woody Allen, whose six-episode series Crisis in Six Scenes landed with a thud.

Amazon has cancelled an event to promote new shows in London, which could be a blow to the company as it tries to compete with streaming giant Netflix.

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Since the rumors about a possible executive shakeup at Amazon Studios first surfaced in May, there had been an increasing number of reports about a chaotic environment at the studio, potential conflict of interest situations and clashes with talent, with Goliath co-creator David K. Kelley, one of a number of showrunners who have exited their Amazon series, recently calling Amazon's entertainment division "a bit of a gong show" in a WSJ article. In a script draft obtained by the magazine, the series "follows a young woman named Cindy who is sold into sex slavery". Roy Price worked for Disney Animation before joining Amazon in 2004. It was only when Hackett spoke on the record about her experience that the company ousted Price.

Price's fiancée, Lila Feinberg, called off their November wedding on Sunday.

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