Roy Price Resigns From Amazon Studios Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Streaming exec was suspended on Thursday after a “Man In the High Castle” producer detailed inappropriate comments

Roy Price has resigned as president of Amazon Studios after being suspended from the streaming company amid a sexual harassment scandal, TheWrap has learned.

Price was put on leave last week after “The Man in the High Castle” executive producer Isa Hackett detailed alleged harassment at the hands of the executive. Chief operating officer Albert Cheng was named his interim replacement.

The executive had been with Amazon since 2004, where he led the tech giant’s entry into the streaming video business and oversaw the launch of original titles including “Transparent,” “Mozart in the Jungle” and “The Man in the High Castle.”

The incident with Hackett and Price first came to light in August, after an investigation of the tech giant by website The Information revealed a complaint was lodged in 2015. Amazon, run by Jeff Bezos, hired a third-party firm to investigate the accusations. The inquiry closed and its findings were never revealed.

“You’ll love my dick,” Price allegedly told Hackett during a cab ride at San Diego Comic-Con, the producer told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.

In the wake of the allegations against Price, as well as those lodged against producer Harvey Weinstein, Amazon senior vice president Jeff Blackburn sent an email to employees calling the news “sad and very disappointing to me.”

“Amazon does not tolerate harassment or abuse of our employees or our business partners. If a concern is brought to our attention, we investigate it quickly and thoroughly,” Blackburn wrote.

The streamer announced late last week that it had cut ties with Weinstein and The Weinstein Company, axing a planned series from director David O. Russell and taking over Matt Weiner’s eight-episode anthology series “The Romanoffs.”