Roy Price, chief of Amazon Studios, “is on leave with immediate effect,” said a spokesman for the American online distribution giant …

This is the end of the omerta in the United States. Amazon suspended Thursday the head of its subsidiary devoted to movies and series, accused of sexual harassment by a producer at the time when Hollywood indulges in a great unpacking about sexual abuse practices in the entertainment world.

 

Obscene suggestions in a taxi while going to a party

Roy Price, chief of Amazon Studios, “is on leave with immediate effect,” said a spokesman for the US online distribution giant. This decision follows an interview with the weekly The Hollywood Reporter by Isa Hackett, producer for The Man in the High Castle series on Amazon’s video-on-demand platform. She stated that she had received on several occasions, at a party in July 2015, advances from Roy Price, 51 years.

Isa Hackett, the daughter of the writer Philip K. Dick, author of the novel whose series is adapted, criticizes the person in charge of Amazon for having initially evoked obscene suggestions in a taxi leading them to this festival. He would later have, according to the interview, persisted in his advances even though the producer had clearly expressed her lack of interest, being lesbian, married and mother of a family.

Amazon accused of closing his eyes

50-year-old Isa Hackett says she discussed Roy Prince’s behavior with officials at Amazon Studios. An inquiry would have been launched, but it never reached the conclusion. This accusation echoes Twitter’s criticisms of actress Rose McGowan to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. According to her, the company ignored her when she accused rape Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood tycoon in the midst of a massive sexual scandal. The company said it was “studying its options for ongoing projects with The Weinstein Company. “