In yet another high-profile exit over sexual harassment at work, Amazon Studios head Roy Price has quit following allegations that he sexually harassed Isa Hackett, a producer in Amazon series “Man in the High Castle,” in 2015. Price was put on leave last week and was not expected to return. An Amazon spokesman confirmed the resignation and had no additional comment, The Guardian reported late. Also Read - These four popular Samsung phones get cheaper in India but for limited period
Price was suspended from Amazon on October 13. He was also a producer on “Man in the High Castle” and other Amazon shows like “Transparent”. His resignation comes days after Jeff Blackburn, the company’s senior Vice-President of Business Development, sent a memo to employees saying the company does not tolerate harassment or abuse. Also Read - Amazon Great Freedom Festival begins: Top deals on iPhone XR, Samsung Galaxy M42, iQOO Z3, more
Price was also facing criticism for his close business ties with movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is already facing a string of similar allegations by several actresses. Also Read - Amazon Great Freedom Sale: Best deals on OnePlus 9 Pro, Mi 10i 5G, Galaxy M42, and more
The senior Amazon executive had also been accused of ignoring actress Rose McGowan’s claims that Weinstein raped her. Meanwhile, thousands of Twitter users had earlier called for a boycott of the micro-blogging site after it temporarily suspended the account of McGowan who had tweeted about sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood.