Tech giant Amazon investigated the head of its film and TV studio, Roy Price, over claims he made unwanted sexual comments to producer Isa Hackett, according to a report Friday in the tech-world investigative news site The Information.
The company hired Christine Farrell of Public Interest Investigations two years ago to investigate claims that Price made inappropriate remarks to Hackett, a producer of the Amazon TV series “The Man in the High Castle,” during San Diego Comic-Con in July 2015, according to a story by veteran journalist Kim Masters.
The findings of the investigation, which included interviews with Hackett and Amazon staffers, have not been disclosed, The Information reported.
But Price remains the head of the company’s film and TV operations and Hackett has stayed on to produce “The Man in the High Castle” and other projects with the studio. She is the daughter of Philip K. Dick, whose book inspired the “High Castle” series about to enter its third season.
Amazon Studios and Hackett did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
A rep for Amazon told The Information it takes questions about the conduct of its employees seriously. “We expect people to set high standards for themselves; we encourage employees to raise any concerns; and we make it a priority to investigate and address them,” the company said in a statement.
Hackett told The Information: “I do not wish to discuss the details of this troubling incident with Roy except to say Amazon investigated immediately and with an outside investigator. It’s my great privilege and responsibility to oversee adaptations of my father’s work and I intend to remain focused on doing my very best to give fans thoughtful, faithful and entertaining shows.”