Amazon has suspended video boss Roy Price

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Amazon studio executive Roy Price is accused of sexual harassment by producer Isa Hackett.

Hackett said she reported Price's behavior to Amazon executives immediately and an outside investigator was brought in to talk to her and Amazon executives. According to reports, Price allegedly made a lewd joke to Hackett playing off the title of the Amazon series "I Love Dick", pressured Hackett for sex, and made crude reference to anal intercourse. The investigation began shortly afterwards.

Price has been at Amazon since 2004, working on their video services for over a decade. Hackett said she was never made aware of the outcome but also said she never saw Price at any more events.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported that Price had been suspended.

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. McGowan added that, after that incident, she attempted to buy back a script she says she previously sold to Amazon.

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Ultimately Hackett says she felt compelled to come forward with her story in the wake of the Weinstein scandal because, "I feel inspired by the other women who have been far braver than I am, who have come forward".

The actress also said the executive she was referring to scrapped the project she was pursuing in the studio. None of Amazon's originals has broken out like Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why and Orange Is the New Black have for rival Netflix.

Casey Affleck - who has also been dogged by allegations of sexual harassment that he has denied - won a best actor Oscar this year for his role in the Amazon original movie "Manchester by the Sea". Insiders told THR at the time that Price did not fully support the show.

But other ambitious projects have fizzled, with "Z: The Beginning of Everything" and "The Last Tycoon" each canceled after a single season.

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