Amazon Studio Exec. Put On Leave After Harassment Allegation
October 13, 2017
(NATIONAL) -- There are so many shoes dropping in Hollywood these days you could be forgiven for calling it "the Weinstein effect."
The Hollywood Reporter, the bible of the entertainment industry, is out with an excusive front page story titled, "Amazon TV Producer Goes Public With Harassment Claim Against Top Exec Roy Price."
Isa Hackett, a producer of one of Amazon Studios’ highest-profile TV shows has gone public with what she says is her 2015 “shocking and surreal” experience with Amazon’s programming chief Roy Price.
Hackett, 50, is the daughter of author Philip K. Dick, upon whose work Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle is based as well as the upcoming anthology series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and is also an executive producer on both series.
The report says on the night of July 10, 2015, after a industry function she found herself in a cab with Price, whom she met for the first time that day and she alleges that in the cab Price "repeatedly and insistently propositioned her," at one point saying "You will love my d**k.”
The Hollywood Reporter says it confirmed Hackett told at least two other people about the alleged incident "in the immediate aftermath."
The story, found here says Price, through a spokesperson, declined to comment and that hours after the initial HR publication of this story, Amazon suspended Price saying, "Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately."