Amazon ensnared in widening Hollywood harassment scandal

The Great Unraveling: Amazon Studio Chief Accused of Sexual Misconduct

The Great Unraveling: Amazon Studio Chief Accused of Sexual Misconduct

In a statement given to Variety, an Amazon spokesperson said, "We are reviewing our options for our projects we have with the Weinstein Company".

Amazon.com's film and TV unit was engulfed in the uproar in Hollywood over mistreatment of women, with multiple claims that the company didn't do enough to respond to allegations of harassment.

A report that Price had been investigated by Amazon for "unwanted sexual remarks" to the producer of The Man in the High Castle was first reported by Kim Masters in late August in the Information. Insiders have speculated for months about Price's possible departure from his role as head of Amazon's original-video arm.

"You will love my dick", Price allegedly said, according to Hackett's account, despite Hackett reiterating that she wasn't interested, telling Price she is a lesbian with a wife and children. Hackett told the Hollywood Reporter she was emboldened to come forward after seeing so many women publicly accuse Weinstein.

In a string of fiery tweets, McGowan said she repeatedly warned the studio about "HW" and "begged" the company not to work with the movie mogul but was told by an unnamed studio executive that "it hadn't been proven". "I said I was the proof", McGowan wrote.

Those projects include a new series from "Mad Men" creator Matthew Wiener, titled "The Romanoffs".

Despite traction gained with critics and awards voters, Amazon is in the process of pivoting away from niche, naturalistic scripted series such as "Transparent and toward broader, larger scale genre series favored by a large swathe of television viewers - and by Bezos". Albert Cheng, a former ABC executive who joined Amazon's video group two years ago, will be the interim head of the unit. At Fox, Tal Yguado helped finance and license "The Walking Dead" for the more than 200 Fox-branded global channels.