Amazon is finding itself increasingly mired in controversy as the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal grows.
Actress Rose McGowan, who is one of the women named in the bombshell New York Times report which that blew the Weinstein story wide open, went on a Twitter rant Thursday saying that the head of Amazon Studios knew she was raped by the Hollywood producer. In a separate report on the same day, producer Isa Hackett accused a top Amazon official of sexual harassment.
McGowan tagged Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in every one of her tweets, saying, "I told the head of your studio that HW raped me," and explained her efforts to convince the studio not work with Weinstein.
"He said it hadn't been proven. I said I was the proof," she continued. "I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works."
McGowan went on to say that she "begged" the studio head to "do the right thing," but that she was ignored. McGowan said Amazon "won a dirty Oscar."
In the Times report McGowan was revealed to be one of the women who reached an alleged settlement with Weinstein after a hotel room incident in 1997 during the Sundance Film Festival. The actress reportedly received a $100,000 payout that was "not to be construed as an admission" by Weinstein, but rather to "avoid litigation and buy peace," according to legal documents.
McGowan also mentioned that she had told her attorney that she wanted Amazon Studios to return a script for a project she did not identify, but was beaten to the punch when she said the studio called her show "dead."
Though not related to Weinstein, Hackett went public with her alleged experiences with sexual harassment as the fallout over the Weinstein scandal continues to grow and broaden to include other figures in Hollywood.
Hackett, who is an executive producer for Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle" adaption, told the Hollywood Reporter that Amazon's programming chief Roy Price repeatedly made inappropriate advances on her in July 2015 incident at Comic-Con in San Diego.
"You will love my dick," he allegedly told her at one point. Hackett, who is the daughter of author Philip K. Dick, who wrote The Man in the High Castle, said she reported the incident to Amazon executives and that an outside investigator was brought in, but she was unclear about whether anything came out of it.
An Amazon spokesperson told the Hollywood Reporter that "this specific concern" was looked at and the company "addressed it directly with those involved."
Price has been put on a leave of absence, Variety reported.
The company has said little else on either matter, but Deadline reported Thursday that attorney Lisa Bloom was no longer representing Price. She previously revoked her services for Weinstein after the allegations of rape came out against him.
Meanwhile Amazon has said it is "reviewing" its coordination with Weinstein's former company, The Weinstein Company, on two projects. Weinstein was fired from the company over the weekend.