Ama­zon Stu­dios chief Roy Price sus­pended fol­low­ing ha­rass­ment al­le­ga­tion

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SAN FRAN­CISCO, (Reuters) - Ama­zon Stu­dios chief Roy Price was put on an im­me­di­ate leave of ab­sence yes­ter­day, the com­pany said, fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions that he ha­rassed a pro­ducer and ig­nored an ac­tress’s claim of a sex­ual as­sault by pro­ducer Har­vey We­in­stein.

The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter yes­ter­day re­ported an al­le­ga­tion by Isa Hack­ett, a pro­ducer on one of Ama­zon.com Inc’s shows, that Price had lewdly propo­si­tioned her in 2015.

Ama­zon said in a state­ment: “Roy Price is on leave of ab­sence ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately. We are re­view­ing our op­tions for the projects we have with The We­in­stein Co.”

Hack­ett did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment. Reuters could not in­de­pen­dently con­firm the al­le­ga­tion. Price could not im­me­di­ately be reached in­de­pen­dently by Reuters and he de­clined to com­ment to the Hol­ly­wood Re­porter.

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