Head of Amazon Studios Roy Price suspended after sexual harassment claim

By Ray Downs  |  Updated Oct. 13, 2017 at 6:54 AM
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Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The head of Amazon Studios has been suspended following reports that he sexually harassed a producer.

Roy Price, 50, is accused of making lewd, sexual advances to Isa Dick Hackett, a producer on Amazon Studios' The Man in the High Castle and the daughter of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, who wrote the book the series is based on.

The alleged incident occurred on July 10, 2015 when the two were sharing a cab after promoting The Man in the High Castle at Comic-Con in New York City, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

After the report, Amazon Studios suspended Price.

"We take seriously any questions about the conduct of our employees," an Amazon spokesperson told the paper. "We expect people to set high standards for themselves; we encourage people to raise any concerns and we make it a priority to investigate and address them. Accordingly, we looked closely at this specific concern and addressed it directly with those involved."

According to Deadline, COO Albert Cheng will take the helm of Amazon Studios on an interim basis.

Amazon had previously investigated the claim against Price before August, reported The Information.

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