Amazon Studios’ Heather Schuster is leaving the technology behemoth amid allegations of misconduct by the entertainment executive.
Schuster, Amazon’s Head of Unscripted, was the subject of a recent internal investigation prompted by allegations that she made “inappropriate comments during meetings,” and engaged in possible “misuse of power.” The Amazon executive previously worked as a producer on President Donald Trump’s wildly popular reality television show The Apprentice for five seasons and was a Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs at Reveille.
The ex-Ryan Seacrest Productions exec Schuster joined the Amazon fold as a senior creative executive last August. On October 24, 2017, Schuster was appointed the head of unscripted programming. She replaced Riggs, one of two close associates of embattled former Amazon Studios head Roy Price, along with Joe Lewis, to leave shortly after Price’s ouster following sexual harassment allegations,”
Price resigned from the Jeff Bezos-owned motion picture studio following explosive allegations of sexual misconduct from Isa Hackett, a producer for the Amazon original series Man in the High Castle.
“You will love my dick,” the Amazon Studios executive allegedly told Hackett.
In addition, Price was accused of pressuring actresses Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman into showing their bare breasts in the program Big Little Lies and “mused aloud why he would greenlight the show if they didn’t.”