The giant of electronic commerce Amazon suspended yesterday, Thursday, president of Amazon Studios, Roy Price, following revelations of sexual harassment that have arisen against him, has reported company. "Roy Price is on leave of absence with immediate effects," said Friday an Amazon spokesman in a statement.Learn More
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The news arrives a few hours after specialized portal Hollywood Reporter published an interview with Isa dick Hackett, daughter of writer of science-fiction Philip K. dick ( author of Dreams of Androids with Electric Sheep?, novel in which y He inspired Ridley Scott to film Blade Runner and has worked as a producer in series The Man in High Castle and Philip K. 's Electric dreams.
After huge scandal surrounding producer Harvey Weinstein, wrapped in a myriad of cases of sexual abuse and harassment, dick Hackett has said he felt strongly to detail a shocking and surreal experience he suffered in 2015, involving Price and that It had come to light last August in portal specializing in technology Information.
According to 50-year-old Hackett story, Price was repeatedly insinuated and insistent as y travelled in a taxi after a promotion day at San Diego Comic-Con.
You're going to love my cock, said Amazon executive, who, despite negatives of Hackett, continued to make sexual propositions at a later party in which, for example, he told ear phrase anal sex.
The producer informed Amazon Dome of what happened and an investigation was opened. Although Hackett never knew result of inquiries, he did say he noticed that he no longer coincided with any event with Price. Price's suspension has been announced after actress Rose McGowan criticized Amazon's boss Jeff Bezos, asserting on Twitter that company had ignored his allegation that discredited film tycoon Harvey Weinstein had raped her.
McGowan, 44 years old, claimed that he had repeatedly warned Amazon about Weinstein and requested that he not have to work with producer, but an executive pointed out that "that had not been proven." "@jeffbezos, I'm asking you to stop financing rapists, suspected paedophiles and sexual molesters." I love Amazon but re are rotten things in Hollywood, "McGowan has published on Twitter.
(4) @jeffbezos I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged farts and sexual harassers. I Love @amazon But re is rot in Hollywood— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017
"Having power and influence is a huge responsibility." As someone with a certain power, I feel it is imperative for me to speak. I want to draw attention to your [Price's] behavior and also keep me on a certain level. It's hard because I have two series that I love and value my Amazon experience, "Hackett added.
Price has worked at Amazon since 2004 and, as head of Amazon Studios, has been behind series like Transparent, Mozart in Jungle, Woody Allen's Crisis in Six scenes or Man in High Castle as well as movies like Manchester By Sea.
Price's suspension comes amid storm surrounding Weinstein, one of Hollywood's most powerful producers, who has been accused of harassment and sexual abuse by dozens of actresses and models. Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd, Léa Seydoux and Asia Argento are just a sample of women who have denounced different episodes ranging from alleged abusive sexual behaviors to supposed rapes in which Weinstein Figure as defendant.