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Amazon suspends Roy Price after sexual harassment claim

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Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, was suspended by the company Thursday after being accused of "making unwanted sexual advances" towards Isa Dick Hackett, a producer of a popular Amazon series, "The Man in the High Castle," according to the the New York Times.

What happened: Per the NYT, Price "repeatedly propositioned" Hackett one night in a cab, and shouted inappropriate comments in her ear while she was speaking to other executives. An Amazon spokesman told the Times that Price "is on a leave of absence effective immediately." His position will be filled by Amazon Studios CEO Albert Cheng for the time being. Price declined to comment, through a spokesperson, to the Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the harassment claim.