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Harvey Weinstein and Amazon Studios boss Roy Price resign from roles

Harvey Weinstein has agreed to leave his company by mutual consent, accoording to reports. Credit: AP

Harvey Weinstein has stepped down from his position on The Weinstein Company board following the flood of sexual abuse claims against him.

The Hollywood producer's move comes days after he was fired by the firm following a number of allegations of sexual abuse from women across the movie industry.

In a separate move, Amazon Studios boss Roy Price resigned from his role after becoming embroiled in the string of sexual allegations that have emerged against Weinstein.

The company's head of video content was recently put on "indefinite leave" after he was accused of ignoring actress Rose McGowan's claims that Weinstein raped her.

Amazon Studios boss Roy Price has resigned from his role. Credit: AP

A representative for Weinstein, 65, confirmed on Tuesday that he had resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, which he co-founded more than a decade ago.

He had been on indefinite leave from the company since the scandal first broke.

The firm recently revealed that it was considering selling off "all or a significant portion" of its assets amid the growing claims against Weinstein.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein set up the Weinstein Company. Credit: AP

Former Miramax founders Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob had become powerful players in the film industry.

They set up the Weinstein Co in 2005, which produced hits including The King's Speech.

But Hollywood was rocked after a stream of stars announced they had been sexually harassed - or in some cases raped - by Harvey Weinstein as he used his position of power over their careers.

Weinstein had reportedly begged industry figures to support him to the company's board after the scandal hit.

He is currently undergoing therapy but reportedly hoped that he could return to his career.