Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Amazon ensnared in widening Hollywood harassment scandal

Amazon ensnared in widening Hollywood harassment scandal

The move came hours after The Hollywood Reporter posted an article detailing harassment allegations lodged by Isa Hackett, a producer of Amazon's critically acclaimed series "The Man in the High Castle".

(The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Hackett told at least two people about the alleged incident in the immediate aftermath.) Hackett says she made clear to Price she was not interested and told him that she is lesbian with a wife and children.

Ms. Hackett is also a producer of "Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams", an anthology series that premiered in Britain last month and will be streamed by Amazon Video next year. The investigation began shortly afterwards.

On Thursday, Ms. Bloom said in an email that her "representation of Roy Price has concluded". Price, through a spokesperson, declined comment.

Hackett reported the incidents to studio executives who brought in investigators to look further into the allegations, The Hollywood Reported added.

Meanwhile, Price continued to spearhead other Amazon projects, including two Weinstein Company television shows - The Romanoffs, from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, and an untitled David O. Russell drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore.

Rose McGowan, one of the actresses who has accused Weinstein of wrongdoing, claimed via Twitter earlier on Thursday that the head of Amazon Studios knew that Weinstein had allegedly raped her. "We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co". After spending the day at the convention, she joined the show's cast and Amazon staffers at a dinner, where she met Price for the first time. As she talked with other executives, she says that Price stepped close to her and loudly said, "Anal sex!" in her ear. The Jill Soloway comedy Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor, became a critical and awards season favorite, and Man in the High Castleand Goliath are said to have been among the streamer's most-viewed originals.

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