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Amazon Suspends Prime Video Executive Over Sexual Harassment Claims

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Amazon suspended a Hollywood leader after a producer levied sexual harassment allegations against him, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The dismissal of Roy Price, the global head of Prime Video content and vice president of Amazon Studios, comes after actress Rose McGowan said the executive didn’t believe that producer Harvey Weinstein raped her.

Isa Hackett, a producer on Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle” among other productions, said she underwent a “shocking and surreal” experience July 2015 with Price.

“You will love my dick,” Price said, alleges Hackett. She claims to have notified other executives of his improper conduct, in which Amazon subsequently investigated.

Head of Amazon.com's media development division Roy Price attends the Amazon Emmy Award afterparty at Sunset Tower, in West Hollywood, California, on September 18, 2016. (Photo: TOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images)

Head of Amazon.com’s media development division Roy Price attends the Amazon Emmy Award afterparty at Sunset Tower, in West Hollywood, California, on September 18, 2016. (Photo: TOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images)

Price and actor Matt Damon attend the premiere of Amazon Studios' "Manchester By The Sea" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

Price and actor Matt Damon attend the premiere of Amazon Studios’ “Manchester By The Sea” at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

McGowan went on a scathing tirade Thursday on Twitter, saying Amazon won “a dirty Oscar” by working with Weinstein, a widely-accused rapist. (RELATED: Amazon Is Getting So Powerful, It’s Now Essentially A Film Studio)

“Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately,” an Amazon representative told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co.”

COO Albert Cheng, a former higher-up for ABC and Disney, will take over for the time being.

Price’s behavior and actions as the company’s leader in Hollywood has led to low employee morale and several failed projects, according to a Wall Street Journal report published last week.

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