Amazon has suspended video boss Roy Price

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Isa Hackett, executive producer of Man in the High Castle, based on her father Philip K. Dick's book, said Amazon Studios chief Roy Price asked her to attend an Amazon staff party and repeatedly and insistently propositioned her, according to an interview in The Hollywood Reporter.

The news comes as Amazon is now reviewing two expensive dramas the streamer has in the works from The Weinstein Co.in the wake of rape and sexual harassment allegations against former co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Variety was the first to report Price's suspension.

"Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately", an Amazon spokesperson told Variety in a statement.

In the wake of the Weinstein scandal, Hackett has now gone on the record with The Hollywood Reporter to reveal that Price allegedly made inappropriate remarks to her during San Diego Comic-Con.

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Hackett told Masters she was inspired to speak publicly now because so many women had shared their stories about Weinstein, the disgraced film executive who is the subject of numerous sexual harassment and rape claims that have surfaced over the past week.

Under Price, Amazon has been building up the video content available to Amazon Prime members, becoming a stronger competitor to Netflix and Hulu. Amazon Studios' entry into scripted series has produced mixed returns. Although Amazon does not release viewership numbers, the company said in 2015 that "The Man in the High Castle" was its most-streamed show.

Amazon has two TV projects in development with Weinstein Co. and said this week it's reviewing them. The executive also faced pressure over a lack of hit Amazon original series.

Amazon Studios and Price received heat for their decision to cancel Good Girls Revolt a month after the female-skewing period drama that debuted to warm reviews. McGowan added that, after that incident, she attempted to buy back a script she says she previously sold to Amazon.

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