The Latest: Amazon Studios chief on leave after report

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2015 file photo, producer Isa Dick Hackett attends "The Man in the High Castle" photo call at the Amazon Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Another powerful Hollywood executive is facing allegations of sexual harassment. Hackett, a producer on an Amazon series, claims that Amazon Studios chief Roy Price propositioned her using crudely suggestive language. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

- Associated Press
Monday, October 16th 2017, 00:33 am EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Amazon Studios chief Roy Price (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

Amazon says the head of Amazon Studios is on leave following allegations of sexual harassment.

In a statement Thursday, Amazon says Roy Price's leave of absence is effective immediately. The decision came hours after The Hollywood Reporter published a producer's detailed claims of harassment by Price.

Producer Isa Hackett alleged that Price propositioned her in 2015 using crudely suggestive language.

Hackett is the daughter of author Philip K. Dick and a producer of Amazon's "Man in the High Castle," based on his work.

Christopher Tricarico, an attorney for Hackett, confirmed the trade paper's report. In an email, he said Hackett doesn't intend to pursue legal action against Amazon or Price.

Hackett's allegations follow multiple complaints of sexual harassment and assault lodged against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

In its statement, Amazon says it's reviewing options for projects it has with the Weinstein company.

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5 p.m.

Another powerful Hollywood executive is facing a detailed allegation of sexual harassment.

Isa Hackett, a producer on an Amazon series, claims that Amazon Studios chief Roy Price propositioned her using crudely suggestive language.

In a story posted Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter, Hackett says the encounter occurred after a San Diego Comic-Con event in 2015 promoting "Man in the High Castle."

Hackett is the daughter of author Philip K. Dick, and the series is based on his work.

Christopher Tricarico, an attorney for Hackett, confirmed the trade paper's report. In an email, he said Hackett doesn't intend to pursue legal action against Amazon or Price.

Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hackett's allegations follow multiple complaints of sexual harassment and assault lodged against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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