Amazon Studios chief on leave following harassment claims

At one point, she said, Price drew close to her and loudly said, “anal sex!” even as others stood nearby. Many are calling for sweeping changes in the industry, and urging more women to speak out about harassment and abuse. Details of her claims were first reported by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. Dick, alleged that Price propositioned her with crudely suggestive language after a 2015 Comic-Con event in San Diego. According to Hackett, Price repeatedly propositioned her, saying, “You will love my [slang for penis].”

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Price persisted at the party even after Hackett told him she was a lesbian with a wife and children, she told the trade paper. Russell and starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Repeatedly propositioned

Hackett doesn’t intend to pursue legal action against Amazon or Price, Tricarico said in an email Thursday, adding that she declined further comment. Harassment, assault ‘hallmarks’ of industry

Producer Isa Hackett claims that Price propositioned her using crudely suggestive language. Hackett, a producer on Amazon’s High Castle drama based on the work of her late father, author Philip K. A Dick novel was the basis of the 1982 movie Blade Runner, which was followed by the new sequel Blade Runner 2049. The company also said it’s reviewing its options for projects it has with The Weinstein Co., the embattled firm that fired co-founder Harvey Weinstein on Sunday over allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. © The Associated Press, 2017 Christopher Tricarico, an attorney for Hackett, said that the trade paper’s account of her allegations was accurate. Hackett said she didn’t receive word of the results but never again saw Price at events involving her Amazon shows, which include High Castle and the upcoming Philip K. Harvey Weinstein scandal: Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow allege harassment
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Amazon is developing two series with The Weinstein Co., The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and an untitled drama from filmmaker David O. She promptly told Amazon executives, Hackett said, and the company brought in an outside investigator. Dozens of women, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, have gone public with accusations against Weinstein after a report by The New York Times on misconduct claims by others. The head of Amazon Studios was put on leave Thursday following sexual harassment allegations from a producer on the Amazon series Man in the High Castle, adding to Hollywood’s crisis over its mistreatment of women. He invited her to a company party at a hotel and she joined Price and another then-Amazon executive in a cab ride there. Studio executive Roy Price is on a leave of absence effective immediately, Amazon said in a statement. According to Hackett’s account in The Hollywood Reporter, she met Price for the first time at a post-convention dinner attended by the cast of High Castle and Amazon staff. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The Eastern branch of the Writers Guild of America noted the scope of the problem in a statement Thursday, writing “sexual harassment and assault have long been hallmarks of the entertainment industry.”
The Amazon statement tied together the Weinstein scandal roiling Hollywood and rumoured allegations against Price by producer Isa Hackett.