Oct 17 (Reuters) - Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an allegation by an actress of sexual assault by producer Harvey Weinstein.
Price took a leave of absence last week and Albert Cheng, the studio's chief operating officer, remains interim head of the division, the spokeswoman said.
Price did not immediately return a request for comment.
Price's move comes after many women have shared their experiences of mistreatment on social media using the hashtag
#MeToo, in the wake of allegations harassment against movie producer Harvey Weinstein in reports this month by the New York Times and the New Yorker.
Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.
The Hollywood Reporter last week reported an allegation by Isa Hackett, a producer on one of Amazon.com Incs shows, that Price had lewdly propositioned her in 2015. Reuters could not independently confirm the allegation.
The accusations against Price represented a rare scandal for the online retailer which scored poorly at last month's Primetime Emmy Awards, for its original TV shows. (Reporting by Jeffrey Dastin in San Francisco; Editing by Sandra Maler and Clive McKeef)