During the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos didn’t hesitate to come out against President Trump.
Recently, Amazon Studios head, Roy Price, was forced to resign in disgrace, after accusations of sexual harassment were levied against him.
Price was alleged to have shown up to “a number of professional functions” appearing intoxicated, and was accused by three separate female colleagues of sexual harassment, a trend which has become disturbingly commonplace lately.
Amazon came under fire for their poor handling of the Price situation, after initially shielding him, but were eventually forced to dismiss the disgraced studio head.
Now, things are looking even worse for Amazon Studios, after Jeffrey Tambor, star of Amazon Studios’ smash hit series “Transparent,” has also been accused of the sexual harassment of his transgender assistant, Van Barnes.
The 73-year-old Tambor has denied the accusations as “baseless,” and described Barnes as a “disgruntled employee.”
In some instances, “sexual harassment” can be defined legally as including “discrimination,” or even the “perception of discrimination,” which could indicate that Barnes felt discriminated against by Tambor, who writers are reportedly attempting to remove from the “Transparent” series.
Amazon knew and failed to act on serious harassment allegations. Devastating. https://t.co/ABtNTJewCU
— jodikantor (@jodikantor) November 7, 2017