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Top Exec At Amazon Studios Put On Leave After Harassment Allegations

Updated at 2:30 a.m. ET Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, has been put on leave following allegations published in The Hollywood Reporter that he sexually harassed a female producer for the series The Man in the High Castle. The incident allegedly occurred in July 2015 at a Comic-Con in San Diego, according to the trade paper, which says that in a taxi, Price “repeatedly and insistently propositioned” producer Isa Hackett using explicit language. In a brief statement, Amazon confirmed late Thursday that: “Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately.” Hackett, who is the daughter of Philip K. Dick, the author of the book The Man in the High Castle says that Michael Paull, then-Amazon executive and now CEO of the digital media company BAMTech, was also in the taxi with Hackett and Price at the time of the incident. According to Hollywood Reporter : “Hackett says she reported the incident to Amazon executives immediately. An outside investigator, Christine Farrell of

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