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Roy Price Resigns From Amazon Studios

Studio chief had been suspended after sexual harassment allegations
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Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, has resigned following charges of sexual harassment.

Amazon confirmed Price's departure, which had been reported by Deadline.com.

Price was suspended last week following allegations by Isa Hackett, producer on Amazon drama The Man in the High Castle, that Price directed sexually suggestive comments toward her. Amazon Studios’s COO Albert Cheng was named interim chief.

Hackett is the daughter of the late Philip K. Dick, who wrote the book on which The Man in the High Castle is based.

Hackett’s allegations came after Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Co. over reports of a years-long pattern of sexual harassment.

Related: Amazon Studios Drops Weinstein Co. Drama Project

Price joined Amazon in 2014.

Amazon’s original series have been a mixed bag. The Man in the High Castle and Transparent have been hits, while other big swings, including The Last Tycoon and Good Girls Revolt, failed to catch on.

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