Amazon ensnared in widening Hollywood harassment scandal

Amazon.com’s film and TV unit was engulfed in the uproar in Hollywood over mistreatment of women, with multiple claims that the company didn’t do enough to respond to allegations of harassment.

Amazon.com’s film and TV unit was engulfed in the uproar in Hollywood over mistreatment of women, with multiple claims that the company didn’t do enough to respond to allegations of harassment.

Isa Hackett, a producer on the Amazon Prime Video show “The Man in the High Castle,” told the Hollywood Reporter that studio chief Roy Price made inappropriate advances to her at an event two years ago. Actress Rose McGowan said on Twitter on Thursday that she had warned Amazon not to do business with Harvey Weinstein, the now-disgraced producer, and was ignored.

Craig Berman, a spokesman for Amazon, didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment.

In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter about Hackett’s allegations, the company said, “We take seriously any questions about the conduct of our employees. We expect people to set high standards for themselves; we encourage people to raise any concerns and we make it a priority to investigate and address them. Accordingly, we looked closely at this specific concern and addressed it directly with those involved.”

Price didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Weinstein, whom McGowan and other women have accused of harassment and, in some cases, rape, has denied sexually assaulting anyone. He was fired from his company, Weinstein Co., last weekend.

The allegations associated with Amazon show how the Weinstein scandal, which erupted last week in a New York Times story, is reverberating throughout Hollywood and encouraging more women to speak out about their experiences. Hackett told the Hollywood Reporter she was…

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