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Amazon Studios exec resigns following lesbian producer’s sexual harassment accusations

Amazon Studios exec resigns following lesbian producer’s sexual harassment accusations

Producer Isa Hackett and former Amazon head Roy Price

Another Hollywood executive finds himself out of a job following accusations of sexual harassment. Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, resigned on Tuesday (17 October).

Last week, producer Isa Hackett came forward with her accusations against Price. In 2015, Hackett was at San Diego Comic-Con with Price to promote the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle. The series is based on the work of Hackett’s late father, Philip K. Dick. Hackett is also an executive producer.

While in a taxi with Price, Hackett alleges he propositioned her, telling her: ‘You will love my dick.’

Later at a party, Price reportedly went up to Hackett and loudly proclaimed, ‘Anal sex!’

She made it clear to him she was not interested and she was a lesbian with a wife and children. She reported it to the company and they brought in an investigator.

The same day Hackett came forward last week, Amazon suspended Price. Now he has resigned.

‘I feel inspired by the other women who have been far braver than I am, who have come forward,’ Hackett said about her decision to speak.

A domino effect

British actress Anna Friel also came forward with a story about Price. She alleges the executive acted ‘inappropriately’ towards her at a hotel during last year’s Edinburgh TV festival.

Rose McGowan, an outspoken critic of rape culture, tweeted she told Price that Harvey Weinstein raped her. She continued that he ignored her and also killed her show on Amazon.

The scandal Weinstein is embroiled in is what started this domino effect, though it is hardly a new story in Hollywood.

Multiple women have come forward accusing Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Headey, Cara Delevingne, and more.

The stories prompted other actors to open up about their own experiences, with Weinstein and other executives, including Terry Crews.