An outside investigator, Christine Farrell of Public Interest Investigations Inc., was brought in and spoke to Hackett and executives at Amazon.
Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios and global head of Prime Video content, has been suspended from the retail giant and streaming platform following a harassment claim from one of the company's producers.
"You will love my dick", Price allegedly said, according to Hackett's account, despite Hackett reiterating that she wasn't interested, telling Price she is a lesbian with a wife and children. Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos has said he wants his studio division to deliver more big hits like HBO's popular series "Game of Thrones" that get people talking and set social media abuzz, prompting changes in the studio unit, Variety reported in September.
As more and more women come forward with stories of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's decades-long sexual harassment, accusations against other powerful men in the industry are starting to surface. During the party, he stepped close and yelled "anal sex" into her ear, she says. She received no further updates on the claims, and refrained from sharing details publicly until now. The future is unclear for Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's The Romanoffs and director David O. Russell's untitled drama, which were both to be co-financed by TWC. Weinstein, whom McGowan and other women have accused of harassment and, in some cases, rape, has denied sexually assaulting anyone.
In a string of fiery tweets, McGowan said she repeatedly warned the studio about "HW" and "begged" the company not to work with the movie mogul but was told by an unnamed studio executive that "it hadn't been proven". "We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co".
The allegations come after Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was sacked because of his sexual harassment of many actress and other women over the years.