Roy Price Resigns From Amazon Studios Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, five days after he was placed on a "leave of absence" after a producer accused him of sexual harassment, an Amazon spokesperson told CNN.

McGowan added that Amazon Studios "called to say my show was dead" after she asked it "to do the right thing" over a tie-up with The Weinstein Company. Under Price, Amazon launched shows including "Catastrophe", "Bosch", and the Emmy-winning "Transparent".

Variety initially reported that Price would be replaced temporarily by Amazon Studios COO, Albert Cheng after allegations of sexual harassment. Price could not immediately be reached independently by Reuters and he declined to comment to the Hollywood Reporter.

Price was suspended indefinitely from his position at Amazon Studios on Thursday evening, the same day THR published its report.

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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.

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

But while Amazon's originals has found traction with critics and awards voters, they have not won the broad appeal craved by company founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

Last week Amazon said it would not go forward with Weinstein Co. on the projects.

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