The Great Unraveling: Amazon Studio Chief Accused of Sexual Misconduct

The Great Unraveling: Amazon Studio Chief Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Amazon spokesman Craig Berman said "Price is on leave of absence effective immediately". Then earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal wrote a devastating analysis of why the company is failing in the original content business, revealing that the company had passed on The Handmaid's Tale (which went to Hulu and won many Emmy awards) and Big Little Lies (which went to HBO and also dominated the Emmys). The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Price is officially on a leave of absence, and that all projects with the Weinstein Co. are under review.

One of Weinstein's accusers, actress Rose McGowan, tweeted at Bezos on Thursday, writing that a top-level Amazon Studios executive had rejected her claims that Weinstein had raped her.

Allegedly, after meeting Price for the first time during a day of press events for her Amazon show Man in the High Castle, Hackett shared a cab with him and another Amazon executive, Michael Paull, at which point, per THR, "Price repeatedly and insistently propositioned her".

"We take seriously any questions about the conduct of our employees", an Amazon spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter.

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".

Multiple representatives for Amazon did not respond to requests for comment Thursday evening.


Price declined to comment, according to the paper.

As more and more women come forward with stories of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's decades-long sexual harassment, accusations against other powerful men in the industry are starting to surface.

While Weinstein was sacked from his company Weinstein Co., Amazon has two series being produced by the company, however their future is not known.

Amazon has two TV projects in development with Weinstein Co. and said this week it's reviewing them.

Price joined Amazon in 2004, overseeing the launch of its digital video store and eventually its streaming service.

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