Money Amazon Studios chief Roy Price on leave of absence amid sexual harassment claim

11:12  13 october  2017
11:12  13 october  2017 Source:   CNBC

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" Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately. We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co," an Amazon spokesperson told CNBC. The Hollywood Reporter had reported earlier Thursday that an Amazon TV producer was claiming Price had sexually harassed

Amazon Exec Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Claim . Amazon Studios president, Roy Price , has been suspended after facing allegations he sexually harassed the producer of one of his hit shows.

  Amazon Studios chief Roy Price on leave of absence amid sexual harassment claim © Frederick M. Brown | Getty Images Amazon said Thursday that Amazon Studios chief Roy Price was on a leave of absence and the company was reviewing its projects with The Weinstein Company.

"Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately. We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co," an Amazon spokesperson told CNBC.

The Hollywood Reporter had reported earlier Thursday that an Amazon TV producer was claiming Price had sexually harassed her.

Additionally, Thursday's announcement came soon after actress Rose McGowan went after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for his company allegedly ignoring her warnings about Harvey Weinstein.

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Amazon Studios President, Roy Price , has been suspended after facing allegations he sexually harassed the producer of one of his hit shows. Amazon said in a statement: “ Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately.

May every studio head or anyone in power for that matter who molests be stripped of their position and their fortune removed. I get the feeling a wave of these < claims > are going to come in, a lot of them will be false.

In a series of tweets Thursday, McGowan attacked Bezos and the tech giant he leads for failing to hear her early claims about being "raped" by Weinstein and for "funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers."

McGowan was one of the people named in the recent New York Times exposé about Weinstein's sexual harassment claims and is reported to have reached a settlement with the film producer.

It was not immediately clear what film script she was referring to or why she said Amazon won a "dirty Oscar."

—CNBC's Eugene Kim contributed to this report.

Rose McGowan Cancels Film Festival Appearance Due to 'Compounding Factors' Surrounding Her Harvey Weinstein Allegations .
Rose McGowan has pulled out of a number of public appearances at a Kansas film festival. On Wednesday evening, less than 24 hours before McGowan was scheduled to be honored at the Tallgrass Film Festival with an Ad Astra Award, organizers announced the actress would no longer be coming.“We are sorry to announce that we’ve just been informed that Rose McGowan has canceled all upcoming public appearances due to compounding factors surrounding recent revelations in the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case,” the festival said in a press release.

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