Among all the dark secrets of Harvey Weinstein and his alleged years of sexual assault and harassment cases which were revealed in the last few days, another shocking incident has been made public by a producer of one of Amazon Studios’ highest-profile TV shows, Isa Hackett. But her allegations are not against Harvey Weinstein, but about Amazon’s programming chief Roy Price. Amazon has suspended programming chief Roy Price in the wake of a sexual harassment allegation made against him by stating, “Roy Price is on leave of absence effective immediately.”
50-year-old Isa Hackett is the executive producer of the 2015 tv show “The Man in the High Castle” which based on the works of author Philip K. Dick, who is Isa Hackett’s father. She is the executive producer on the 2017 show “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” which is another show based on her father’s works.
She accused Roy Price of sexual assault and harassment as she is finally ready to talk about the whole matter and described the incident as “shocking and surreal”.
According to her, on the evening of July 10, 2015, after a packed day at Comic-Con in San Diego which was mainly purposed for promoting ‘Man in the High Castle’, Isa Hackett was attending a dinner party with the show’s cast and Amazon staffs at the U.S. Grant Hotel. It was at this party she met Roy Price for the first time apparently. He asked Hackett to attend another party later that night was which arranged for Amazon staffs at W Hotel (Presently the Renaissance). After some time, she ended up in a taxi with Price and Michael Paull, then another top Amazon executive and now CEO of the digital media company BAMTech.
Once they were inside the cab, 51-year-old Roy Price tried making his moves much to the discomfort of Isa Hackett. He told her, “You will love my dick”. She made it clear that she is not at all interested and that she is married with a wife and children and that she is a lesbian too. Isa Hackett told at least two people about this strange encounter she has with Roy Price.
After this, once they entered the party he once came close to her and whispered in her ears,” Anal sex”. Isa Hackett remembers the incident like yesterday and has said that she won’t keep shut anymore.
Hackett also claims she reported the incident to Amazon executives immediately. An outside investigator, Christine Farrell of Public Interest Investigations Inc., was brought in and spoke to Hackett and executives at Amazon. Hackett says she was never told the outcome of that inquiry but also adds that she hasn’t seen Price at any events involving her shows.
An Amazon spokesperson has 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” and then didn’t agree to comment anything further.