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Amazon Studios chief Roy Price on leave after producer details alleged harassment

File: Head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price speaks onstage during the Amazon Winter TCA Session at Langham Hotel on Jan. 11, 2016 in Pasadena.
File: Head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price speaks onstage during the Amazon Winter TCA Session at Langham Hotel on Jan. 11, 2016 in Pasadena.
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Amazon says the head of Amazon Studios is on leave following allegations of sexual harassment.

In a statement Thursday, Amazon says Roy Price's leave of absence is effective immediately. The decision came hours after The Hollywood Reporter published a producer's detailed claims of harassment by Price.

Producer Isa Hackett alleged that Price propositioned her in 2015 using crudely suggestive language. In a story posted Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter, Hackett says the encounter occurred after a San Diego Comic-Con event promoting "Man in the High Castle."

Hackett is the daughter of author Philip K. Dick and a producer of Amazon's "Man in the High Castle," based on his work.

Christopher Tricarico, an attorney for Hackett, confirmed the trade paper's report. In an email, he said Hackett doesn't intend to pursue legal action against Amazon or Price.

Hackett's allegations follow multiple complaints of sexual harassment and assault lodged against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

In its statement, Amazon says it's reviewing options for projects it has with the Weinstein company.