Amazon Studios head resigns amid harassment allegations

Roy Price

Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman has confirmed, following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress' allegation of sexual assault by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Amazon Studios head Roy Price has resigned in the wake of sexual harassment claims, according to multiple outlets.

Since Price's suspension last week, it appeared to be a foregone conclusion that he would not return to Amazon.

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

CNN's Brian Stelter first reported news of Price's resignation on Tuesday.

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The harassment accusations stemmed from an incident in 2015.

Albert Cheng, who took charge last week when Price was placed on a leave of absence, will continue as the interim head of the studio, an Amazon spokesperson said. Price had declined The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment.

Amazon and The Weinstein Co. - the high-profile studio Weinstein founded with his brother, Bob - were partners on two forthcoming streaming TV series.

The allegations surfaced as revelations of decades of alleged abuse of women by mogul Harvey Weinstein flooded Hollywood.

But while Amazon's originals has found traction with critics and awards voters, they have not won the broad appeal craved by company founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

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