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Amazon's Roy Price made 'unwanted advances' on Anna Friel

  • Anna Friel, 41, is said to have left a dinner party after becoming uncomfortable
  • The Marcela actress was at the Balmoral Hotel with ex-Amazon boy Roy Price, 51
  • A source said Miss Friel became upset when Mr Price made unwanted advances

By Abe Hawken For Mailonline

Published: 18:27 EDT, 17 October 2017 | Updated: 03:30 EDT, 18 October 2017

British actress Anna Friel (pictured) is said to have become upset after former Amazon boss Roy Price made unwanted advances towards her during a dinner party
British actress Anna Friel (pictured) is said to have become upset after former Amazon boss Roy Price made unwanted advances towards her during a dinner party

British actress Anna Friel (pictured) is said to have become upset after former Amazon boss Roy Price made unwanted advances towards her during a dinner party

British actress Anna Friel reportedly left a friend's dinner party after former Amazon boss Roy Price made unwanted advances towards her.

The 41-year-old, who starred in the ITV hit show Marcela, fled the dinner at the five-star Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh after she was made to feel uncomfortable. 

It comes as Hollywood executive Price, 51, quit hit role as Amazon studio head after being accused of ignoring Charmed actress Rose McGowan's claims that she was a victim of Harvey Weinstein. 

Last week, Price became caught up in the Weinstein sexual harassment scandal which is currently engulfing Hollywood following fresh claims from two women.

American actress Ms McGowan accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting her and also claimed Price ignored her when she told him she had been raped. 

Meanwhile, producer Isa Hackett also claimed Price he sexually harassed her in 2015 after telling her: 'You will love my d***'.

The reports of the incident involving Miss Friel come after Price resigned from his position at Amazon.

A TV source told The Sun: 'Anna left early and everyone at the dinner noticed. When others asked why, they were told Price had acted inappropriately.' 

The source added: 'There was an incident involving Price and Anna - it made her feel uncomfortable and she left.' 

Price's fiancee Lila Feinberg has now called off their upcoming wedding, due to have taken place next month, after Ms Hackett and Ms McGowan made the claims. 

Last week, Price was brought into the Harvey Weinstein (pictured together in June, 2017) sexual harassment scandal that is engulfing Hollywood by claims from two women
Last week, Price was brought into the Harvey Weinstein (pictured together in June, 2017) sexual harassment scandal that is engulfing Hollywood by claims from two women

Last week, Price was brought into the Harvey Weinstein (pictured together in June, 2017) sexual harassment scandal that is engulfing Hollywood by claims from two women

Last week, actress Rose McGowan accused him of ignoring her rape claims last year. They are pictured together 
Last week, actress Rose McGowan accused him of ignoring her rape claims last year. They are pictured together 

Last week, actress Rose McGowan accused him of ignoring her rape claims last year. They are pictured together 

Price's fiancée Lila Feinberg called off their November 12 wedding after the claims were made. They are pictured together in July 
Price's fiancée Lila Feinberg called off their November 12 wedding after the claims were made. They are pictured together in July 

Price's fiancée Lila Feinberg called off their November 12 wedding after the claims were made. They are pictured together in July 

On Thursday, Ms McGowan claimed on Twitter that Price discredited her rape claims when she tried to advise him against bailing out The Weinstein Company. 

She alleged that he responded by killing the project she was developing for the Amazon about her childhood growing up as a member of the religious cult Children of God.

'I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof,' said McGowan on Thursday in a tweet directed at company founder Jeff Bezos. 

'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.'

She then added: 'I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.' 

'I called my attorney & said I want to get my script back, but before I could, #2 @amazonstudios called to say my show was dead,' claimed McGowan.

Laying low: Bezos (above in 2013) and Amazon have yet to respond to a request for comment on McGowan's tweets 
Laying low: Bezos (above in 2013) and Amazon have yet to respond to a request for comment on McGowan's tweets 

Laying low: Bezos (above in 2013) and Amazon have yet to respond to a request for comment on McGowan's tweets 

That move meant that she was no longer able to take her screenplay to another studio or network in an attempt to develop her work elsewhere, and that Amazon would forever hold the rights.

'HW' is apparently a reference to Harvey Weinstein, whose representative Sallie Hofmeister has said that he client 'unequivocally denies ... any allegations of non-consensual contact.'  

Soon after that revelation, Ms Hackett came forward to share her story, stating that in 2015 Price made a number of inappropriate remarks to her while on a business trip at Comic Con.

Ms Hackett, 50, told The Hollywood Reporter last week that Price invited her to a party later that evening and they shared a cab to the venue.

She claims that Price began to proposition her in the cab and speak about how much she would appreciate his genitalia.

She rebuffed him by pointing out that she was happily married to another woman and had a child.

Once at at the party, Ms Hackett claims that she was talking to executives from Amazon while Price, who is 51, ran over and loudly said: 'Anal sex.'

Shock: Isa Hackett (above on Friday) said that she first met price in July of 2015 and he harassed her within hours

Ms Hackett, whose father is famed author Philip K. Dick, said that she told Amazon executives what happened almost immediately, and since that time has never seen Price at one of her events.

The studio currently produces an television adaptation of her father's series 'The Man In High Castle.'

She also said that an investigation was carried out, but she is unsure what came of it in the end. 

Weinstein Company is developing two new series with Amazon however, one produced by Oscar-winning director and writer David O. Russell and 'The Romanoffs,' which will be Matt Weiner's follow up to his critically acclaimed series 'Mad Men.'

The disgraced executive's name is already being removed from the series. 

Amazon said that the studio was 'reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Company' last week. 

There is a chance that Russell's series could even be cancelled or indefinitely shelved in light of recent events.   

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