Amazon entertainment executive resigns in wake of harassment allegations

The news comes days after he was suspended following allegations of sexual harassment from one of the streamer's top producers

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Less than a week after Amazon suspended its Studios chief Roy Price following sexual harassment claims, the executive has resigned from the company, a spokesman confirmed. Amazon exec Albert Cheng will continue to fill in for Price on an interim basis.

The departure from Amazon follows Price's suspension October 12 from the tech giant's entertainment division on the heels of renewed sexual harassment allegations.

Price's removal creates uncertainty about the studio's direction when Amazon is investing more on video content than ever before - some $US4.5 billion ($NZ6.2 billion) this year.

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But Price's wedding has already been a casualty.

Price was put on a leave of absence "effective immediately" on Thursday when reports emerged that he allegedly sexually harassed an Amazon TV producer.

Hackett reported the incidents to studio executives who brought in investigators to look further into the allegations, The Hollywood Reporter added.

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He said on Twitter that McGowan claimed she told Price about the alleged rape but had been told it "hadn't been proven".

McGowan also claimed that she had sold a script to Amazon and had a project in development when she got wind of a "Weinstein bailout".

In another development on Tuesday, Harvey Weinstein resigned from the board of the Weinstein Co., which is struggling to stay afloat.

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