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Variety is reporting that Roy Pride has stepped down from his role as president of Amazon Studios, where he has spearheaded the company’s efforts at developing original TV series and movies. The exit follows Price’s suspension after he was accused of sexual harassment by Isa Hackett, an executive producer on Amazon’s original series “The Man in the High Castle.”

The allegations about events that took place some two years ago were made public last August, but have gained fresh attention in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of multiple incidents of harassment and assault. Weinstein has simultaneously conceded that he behaved badly, denied he raped anyone, and has threatened to sue the New York Times, which broke the story of the allegations and payoffs he made to actresses to insure they would remain quiet.

Price has not commented on the charges against him.
KC's View:
It truly is extraordinary the degree to which so many women in some many fields have come forward with stories of having been harassed and/or abused by men in power. I hope this is a tipping point, but I also think that some kinds of behavior is so engrained in some people that getting rid of this kind of crap is a long-term proposition.