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Roy Price, the executive in charge of Amazon’s growing investment in movies and television shows, was suspended by the company on Thursday after a Hollywood producer publicly accused him of making unwanted sexual advances toward her.
Earlier Thursday, Rose McGowan, an actress who reached a settlement with Mr. Weinstein in 1997 after an episode at a film festival, posted a series of tweets directed at Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, saying she had told the head of Amazon Studios that Mr. Weinstein had raped her.
Hackett’s allegations follow multiple complaints of sexual harassment and assault lodged against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
She has pushed for the remaining board members of The Weinstein Co. to resign in the wake of the allegations against Weinstein.
The organisers of the Oscars are to meet to discuss their response to the mounting allegations of sexual harassment against the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.
It said it would hold a special meeting on Saturday to discuss allegations against Weinstein amid speculation it could follow Bafta’s lead in suspending his membership. “The Academy finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents,” it said in a statement.
Actors Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, both powerful, well-respected women in the movie business, stepped forward to The New York Times, revealing stories of harassment at the hands of Weinstein.
READ MORE: Harvey Weinstein booted from The Weinstein Company over sexual harassment scandal. Jolie claims she had a similar experience with Weinstein while doing press for 1990 movie Playing By Heart, as she recounted to the NYT.