Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned from the company, an Amazon spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday, less than a week after an executive producer for the television series “The Man in the High Castle” went public with details of a sexual harassment claim she had previously made against him.
Amazon suspended Price indefinitely last week after producer Isa Hackett described Price’s conduct and lewd comments in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Hackett described Price’s escalating attempts to proposition her for sex while in the back of a cab at the Comic-Con conference in San Diego in 2015. She is also the daughter of Philip K. Dick, the popular science-fiction author whose novel was adapted by Amazon for the TV series. She produced ten episodes in that series.
In August, Hackett said she did not wish to “discuss the details of this troubling incident with Roy except to say Amazon investigated immediately and with an outside investigator.” But she decided to come forward after the recent accusations of sexual assault and abuse against powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein reverberated throughout the entertainment industry.
Previous reports this summer revealed that Amazon had investigated Price over Hackett’s claims. The Hollywood veteran remained in his job, as did Hackett, who is also working on another series for Amazon related to her father’s work, called “Electric Dreams.”
Price joined Amazon in 2004. Amazon Studios has taken off in recent years, winning a number of Emmys for its television content. It also became the first streaming studio to take home an Academy Award when it did so in February for the movie “Manchester by the Sea.”