Roy Price Put on Leave of Absence at Amazon Studios


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

On Thursday, actress Rose McGowan posted a series of tweets aimed at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, claiming that the show she sold to Amazon Studios was killed after she told an Amazon Studios head that Weinstein had raped her.

Craig Berman, a spokesman for Amazon, didn't respond to repeated requests for comment. Over & over I said it. "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".

Amazon released a mealy-mouthed statement that read in part, "W$3 e looked closely at this specific concern and addressed it directly with those involved".

The allegations come after Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was sacked because of his sexual harassment of many actress and other women over the years.

As far as reviewing their relationship with The Weinstein Co., Amazon was slated to release at least two major dramas, but as a result of the sexual harassment cases, Amazon is now reviewing their current deal.

The allegations associated with Amazon show how the Weinstein scandal, which erupted last week in a New York Times story, is reverberating throughout Hollywood and encouraging more women to speak out about their experiences.

"Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately", a spokesperson told TheWrap.

Amazon Studios and Price received heat for their decision to cancel Good Girls Revolt a month after the female-skewing period drama that debuted to warm reviews.

Under Price, Amazon has been building up the video content available to Amazon Prime members, becoming a stronger competitor to Netflix and Hulu. The Jill Soloway comedy Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor, became a critical and awards season favorite, and Man in the High Castleand Goliath are said to have been among the streamer's most-viewed originals. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.