Amazon Studios chief Roy Worth, seen with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (left) at Amazon’s Emmy Celebration in 2016, has been suspended amid a sexual harassment allegation.
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Amazon has suspended Roy Worth, the pinnacle of its film and TV present division, amid allegations he made undesirable sexual advances towards a feminine producer in Hollywood.
Worth, the pinnacle of Amazon Studios, was accused of lewdly propositioning Isa Dick Hackett, a producer on “The Man within the Excessive Castled,” throughout an interview printed Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter. Hackett, a daughter of the late science fiction author and “Excessive Fort” creator Philip Ok. Dick, mentioned throughout the interview that Worth repeatedly made undesirable sexual advances towards her after a dinner two years in the past at Comedian-Con in San Diego.
“Roy Worth is on a go away of absence efficient instantly,” an Amazon spokesman mentioned in an announcement, including that, “we’re reviewing our choices for the tasks we’ve got with The Weinstein Co.”
Scrutiny on Hollywood executives has intensified since an Oct. 5 New York Occasions story first delivered to gentle sexual harassment allegations towards Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein denies all allegations of nonconsensual intercourse however has mentioned he is getting counseling.
Earlier Thursday, actress Rose McGowan reported that her Twitter account had been suspended after she spent a number of days tweeting concerning the allegations towards Weinstein, whom she has accused of raping her. In her tweets — directed at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — she mentioned she instructed Worth concerning the incident.
“@jeffbezos I instructed the pinnacle of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I mentioned it. He mentioned it hadn’t been confirmed. I mentioned I used to be the proof,” McGowan wrote in a tweet.
1) @jeffbezos I instructed the pinnacle of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I mentioned it. He mentioned it hadn’t been confirmed. I mentioned I used to be the proof.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017
Twitter tweeted concerning the suspension, explaining that McGowan’s account had been locked as a result of considered one of her tweets included a non-public cellphone quantity, which violated the corporate’s phrases of service.
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