Roy Price used to be an influential name across media development medium being in charge of Amazon Studios. Amazon was planning further massive investments in this department to create original content for the television world. However, Roy Price won’t be part of these ambitious plans anymore. A Hollywood producer tackled sexual harassment claims against Price in a recent interview.
Hackett Opens up about Her Sexual Harassment Experience after Two Years
Isa Dick Hackett worked closely with Amazon Studios on the production of two successful TV series. These are “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” and “The Man in the High Castle.” However, the recent Harvey Weinstein matter gave her courage to open up about her unwanted experiences regarding sexual assault. Her news led to Amazon suspending Roy Price from media development department.
Ms. Hackett claimed that Mr. Price opened uncomfortable sexual propositions to her. The Hollywood producer lived this negative experience on the very day she met Roy Price. Hackett had to attend Comic-Con event in San Diego in 2015. The goal was to promote the launch of “The Man in the High Castle.”
After the event, the producer joined a dinner with the cast members. However, Price happened to be among them as well. These were the circumstances when the two of them first met. During their dinner, Price invited Hackett to an Amazon party the same night to which she answered affirmatively.
Therefore, Isa Dick Hackett, Roy Price, and Michael Paull shared a taxi to the W Hotel the same day. This was when Amazon Studios head started making indecent proposals to Hackett. His approach was demeaning. Hackett refused his solicitations. She explained to him that she is a lesbian in a happy marriage with children.
Amazon Put Executive Roy Price on Leave After the Story Came out
Despite Hackett showing uninterested, Price continued his sexual harassment during the party. Therefore, she didn’t hesitate to take this incident to Amazon executives immediately.
Upon these accusations, the managers invited an investigator, Christine Farrell of Public Interest Investigations Inc., to help them mitigate the situation. However, Hackett wasn’t present at this meeting. Therefore, the case concluded that Price was never seen at events thrown for Hackett’s productions.
Price declined to comment once the story came out. However, Amazon responded promptly by placing Price on leave of absence immediately. Hackett admitted that the Weinstein story gave her courage to talk about her experience publicly.
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