Amazon Studios Chief Resigns Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Amazon Studios head Roy Price has resigned amid claims he dismissed allegations Harvey Weinstein raped actress Rose McGowan.

Roy Price is exiting Amazon Studios, where he served until recently as president. Under Price, Amazon launched shows including "Catastrophe", "Bosch", and the Emmy-winning "Transparent".

Albert Cheng has been named to run Amazon Studios on an interim basis.

Price's fiancée, Lila Feinberg, called off their November wedding on Sunday.

An Amazon executive confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Price resigned Wednesday.

The harassment accusations stemmed from an incident in 2015.

The news comes after Price was placed on a "on leave of absence effective immediately".

Price was also a figure in the growing scandal around disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of multiple acts of sexual harassment and rape dating back decades. Stories from Weinstein's accusers have brought attention to the long-standing problems of sexual assault and harassment, particularly in Hollywood, and sparked many women to share their own stories using the #MeToo hashtag.

"I hope we all continue to inspire each other and ultimately create change", Hackett said.

The actors and Russell said they agreed with Amazon Studios to stop work on the untitled series that was being produced by The Weinstein Co.

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