Roy Worth at an Amazon occasion in 2013.
Amazon Studios chief Roy Worth resigned, Amazon mentioned Tuesday, following allegations he sexually harassed a feminine producer.
“I can affirm Roy Worth resigned from Amazon,” an Amazon spokeswoman mentioned in an emailed assertion, with out offering any further info.
Amazon final week suspended Worth, the top of its film and TV present division, after he was accused of lewdly propositioning Isa Dick Hackett, a producer on Amazon’s present “The Man within the Excessive Fortress.” Hackett, daughter of the late science fiction author and “Excessive Fortress” writer Philip Okay. Dick, mentioned in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that Worth repeatedly made undesirable sexual advances towards her after a dinner two years in the past throughout Comedian-Con in San Diego. Worth had declined The Hollywood Reporter’s request for remark.
Worth’s suspension is the most recent in a string of high-profile Hollywood executives going through repercussions for alleged improper sexual conduct. The suspension got here every week after a New York Instances story first dropped at gentle sexual harassment allegations in opposition to Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein. Additionally, Fox Information anchor Invoice O’Reilly was pressured out amid sexual harassment complaints. Tales from Weinstein’s accusers have introduced consideration to the long-standing issues of sexual assault and harassment, notably in Hollywood, and sparked many ladies to share their very own tales utilizing the #MeToo hashtag.
Amazon has had tasks within the works with The Weinstein Co., however on Friday reduce off ties with the New York-based manufacturing firm. Earlier final week, Amazon had mentioned it was reviewing its choices for its work with Weinstein Co. Amazon determined to kill a tv undertaking from Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell and starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, however will proceed engaged on a second present it was co-producing with Weinstein Co., referred to as “The Romanoffs,” however with out involvement from that studio, the Los Angeles Instances reported.
Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual intercourse however has mentioned he is getting counseling. Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Co. earlier this month and the corporate he helped discovered is now exploring a sale.
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