Friday, 13 October 2017

Amazon Studios chief Roy Price suspended amid claims he "ignored" allegations Weinstein raped actress Rose McGowan



Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has been suspended amid claims he "ignored" allegations Harvey Weinstein raped actress Rose McGowan.
 
In a series of posts on Twitter, McGowan claimed she warned Price about the Hollywood producer, who has been accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape by a string of stars.


In messages directed to Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, she said: "I told the head of your studio that HW raped me.


"Over & over I said it. He said it hadn't been proven. I said I was the proof."


McGowan added that Amazon Studios "called to say my show was dead" after she asked it "to do the right thing" over a tie-up with The Weinstein Company.


"I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers," she told Mr Bezos. "I love @amazon but there is rot in Hollywood".


It comes as Price faces a separate allegation from producer Isa Hackett, who claims the Amazon Studio chief inappropriately propositioned her in the back of taxi in 2015.


In a statement, Amazon said it had placed Price on a leave of absence effective immediately.


It added: "We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co."





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