Amazon’s top official quits over sexual harassment claim

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New York, Oct 18: Amazon Studios head Roy Price has resigned, following sexual harassment allegations made by a producer on the Amazon series Man in the High Castle.

Price went on leave last week and was not expected to return. An official spokesman confirmed the resignation and had no additional comment, The Guardian reported late on Tuesday.

He was suspended from Amazon on October 13. He served also served as producer on “Man in the High Castle” and other Amazon shows like “Transparent”.

His resignation comes days after Jeff Blackburn, the company’s senior Vice-President of Business Development, sent a memo to employees saying that  harassment or abuse would not be tolerated in the company.

Price was also facing criticism for his close business ties with movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is already witnessing series of similar allegations by several actresses.

The senior Amazon executive had also been accused of ignoring actress Rose McGowan’s claims that Weinstein raped her.

On other hand, thousands of Twitter users had earlier called for a boycott of the micro-blogging site after it temporarily suspended the account of McGowan who had tweeted about sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood.

Wefornews Bureau 

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