Amazon's Roy Price Has Been Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Amazon's Roy Price Has Been Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Hours after the Hollywood Reporter printed a narrative about Amazon Studios' Roy Worth allegedly sexually harassing a producer of one of many streamer's exhibits, Worth has been placed on go away. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the information to BuzzFeed Information: “Roy Worth is on go away of absence efficient instantly. We’re reviewing our choices for the tasks we’ve got with The Weinstein Firm.” Variety was the primary to report Worth's suspension.

A report that Worth had been investigated by Amazon for “undesirable sexual remarks” towards Isa Hackett, a producer of The Man within the Excessive Citadel, was first reported by Kim Masters in late August in the Information. However the story received little pickup then. Then earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal wrote a devastating evaluation of why the corporate is failing within the unique content material enterprise, revealing that the corporate had handed on The Handmaid's Story (which went to Hulu and received many Emmy awards) and Huge Little Lies (which went to HBO and likewise dominated the Emmys). The exhibits the streaming service has picked up have barely made a cultural affect, apart from Clear, which has received a number of Emmys and attracted buzz throughout its first few seasons. However in keeping with the Journal story, “fewer than a million individuals” have watched the present's current seasons.

Within the wake of the investigative tales about Harvey Weinstein within the New York Times and New Yorker, revealing allegations of sexual harassment and assault, Hackett felt additional emboldened, and talked to Masters once more for a narrative within the Hollywood Reporter. Hackett is the daughter of Philip Ok. Dick, whose work supplies the supply materials for The Man within the Excessive Citadel, and when she and Worth had been at Comedian-Con in San Diego in 2015, he propositioned her. “You’ll love my dick,” Hackett mentioned Worth instructed her in a cab.

Worth's legal professional Charles More durable didn’t instantly reply to BuzzFeed Information' request for a remark about Worth's suspension and Hackett's allegations. Legal professional Lisa Bloom had labored with Worth till lately, however on Thursday instructed BuzzFeed Information that her “illustration of Roy Worth has concluded.”

Thursday was an ideal storm for Worth, with Rose McGowan blasting him on Twitter for “funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers,” referring to Amazon's high-profile tasks with The Weinstein Firm, which embrace The Romanoffs by Matthew Weiner and David O. Russell's untitled sequence.

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