Roy Price Resigns From Amazon Studios

Roy Price

TriStar TV executive Suzanne Patmore Gibbs told the magazine that the evening was "awkward and uncomfortable" when Price wanted to discuss drug use and their sexual histories.

Mr Price, who was in charge of Amazon's efforts to create original movies and television shows, had been suspended last week.

Sleazy stories about ex-Amazon Studios head Roy Price have come to light just one day after he resigned from the company amid sexual harassment claims.

Amazon has also cancelled an event in London to present media projects for Prime Video, an event that Price would have headlined, according to Variety.

Albert Cheng, who took over as the interim head of the studio last week, will continue to serve in that role now that Price is officially out.

The move came almost two years after Hackett filed a complaint against Price in 2015, which was investigated and handled privately by Amazon, according to The Information. Amazon sent invitees a statement notifying them of the cancellation but offered no explanation, according to the report. Hackett reportedly stayed quiet about it because Price was her boss, but due to Harvey Weinstein being outed, she finally made a decision to come forward about the sexual harassment that was allegedly committed by Price.

Price did not immediately return a request for comment.

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Roy Price resigned from Amazon Studios on Tuesday amid sexual harassment claims. He said it hadn't been proven.

Hackett spoke out about the incident in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, explaining that her position with the company automatically put her in a place of power and it was her responsibility to be vocal about the incident.

The allegations against Price first broke in August, when the investigative news site The Information published a story about Amazon's investigation into Hackett's claim.