LOS ANGELES —The conduct of Amazon Studios was put on leave Thursday following passionate nuisance allegations from a writer on the Amazon series “Man in the High Castle,” adding toover its indignity of women.
Studio executive Roy Price is on a leave of deficiency effective immediately, Amazon pronounced in a statement.
The company also pronounced it’s reviewing its options for projects it has with The Weinstein Co., the embattled organisation that fired co-founder Harvey Weinstein on Sunday over allegations of passionate bungle and assault.
Amazon is building two series with, “The Romanoffs” from “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner and an untitled play from filmmaker David O. Russell and starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore.
Dozens of women, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, have left open withafter a report by The New York Times on bungle claims by others. Many are job for unconditional changes in the industry, and propelling some-more women to pronounce out about nuisance and abuse.
The Eastern bend of the Writers Guild of America remarkable the range of the problem in a matter Thursday, essay “sexual nuisance and attack have prolonged been hallmarks of the party industry.”
The Amazon matter tied together the Weinstein liaison roiling Hollywood and rumored allegations against Price by writer Isa Hackett. Details of her claims were first reported by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.
Christopher Tricarico, an profession for Hackett, pronounced that the trade paper’s criticism of her allegations was accurate.
Hackett, a writer on Amazon’s “High Castle” play formed on the work of her late father, author Philip K. Dick, purported that Price propositioned her with carelessly revealing denunciation after a 2015 Comic-Con eventuality in San Diego.
Hackett doesn’t intend to pursue authorised movement against Amazon or Price, Tricarico pronounced in an email Thursday, adding that she declined serve comment.
According to Hackett’s criticism in The Hollywood Reporter, she met Price for the first time at a post-convention cooking attended by the expel of “High Castle” and Amazon staff.
He invited her to a company party at a hotel and she assimilated Price and another then-Amazon executive in a cab float there. According to Hackett, Price regularly propositioned her, saying, “You will adore my (slang for penis).”
Price persisted at the party even after Hackett told him she was a lesbian with a wife and children, she told the trade paper. At one point, she said, Price drew close to her and aloud said, “anal sex!” even as others stood nearby.
She soon told Amazon executives, Hackett said, and the company brought in an outward investigator. Hackett pronounced she didn’t accept word of the results but never again saw Price at events involving her Amazon shows, which embody “High Castle” and the arriving “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.”
A Dick novel was the basement of the 1982 film “Blade Runner,” which was followed by the new supplement “Blade Runner 2049.”