Amazon Studios executive Roy Price resigns following claims of sexual harassment

Five days after the company placed him on a leave of absence amid allegations he sexually harassed a female producer, head of Amazon Studios Roy Price resigned yesterday.

"If a concern is brought to our attention, we investigate it quickly and thoroughly", it continued.

Even before Price's exit, Amazon Studios already has been in transition.

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The same day Hackett came forward last week, Amazon suspended Price. The suspension was considered indefinite, with Price making the move permanent Tuesday with his resignation.

According to "company insiders", when Big Little Lies was being pitched to Amazon, Price asked a group of staffers at a holiday party if Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman would "show their tits" on the series and then contemplated why he might decide to greenlight the show if they opted out of the nudity.

Price also reportedly made a trio of Amazon executives feel "awkward and uncomfortable" at a dinner following a table-read for the now-canceled "Good Girls Revolt" in 2015. Her husband and Pitch Perfect co-star, Skylar Astin, added, "Seems like the only retribution I could think of would be to give these women their voices back".

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Amazon said it was reviewing its options for the projects it had with The Weinstein Co. He, along with Price, also recently has been scrutinized over potential conflict of interest issues. Last year, the studio also had to defend its expensive deal with Woody Allen, whose six-episode series Crisis in Six Scenes landed with a thud.

The "Charmed" actress accused Amazon of dropping a show based on a script she had sold the studio after she heard that "a Weinstein bailout was in the works". Among them: Goliath creator David E. Kelley, who described Price's entertainment division as "a bit of a gong show" in a scathing Wall Street Journal piece about the company's latest struggles in Hollywood.

Who is Roy Price and what are the claims against him? A previously reported investigation was launched into Price's behavior, though Hackett noted that no one ever shared the results with her. In the wake of the sexual harassment allegations, Price's fiancee, writer Lila Feinberg, called off their planned wedding.

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