Woody Allen sues Amazon for ending film deal over sexual harassment allegations

Woody Allen sues Amazon for ending movie deal over sexual harassment allegations

Filmmaker Woody Allen is suing Amazon for not less than $68 million, saying that the corporate ended a four-picture film deal final 12 months after previous accusations in opposition to him resurfaced within the press.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday, says that Amazon knew a couple of “25-year-old” allegation earlier than signing with Allen in 2017, however nonetheless used it as an excuse to again out of the deal.

“There merely was no authentic floor for Amazon to renege on its guarantees,” the lawsuit says.

Allen’s daughter, Dylan Farrow, has mentioned that Allen molested her in an attic in 1992 when she was 7 years previous, which the filmmaker has repeatedly denied. The allegations had been made public in 1992, and Farrow wrote about them in 2014, after which appeared in a TV interview early final 12 months for the primary time.

The lawsuit, which doesn’t point out Farrow by title, says Amazon ended the take care of Allen in June 2018.

Amazon didn’t reply to a request for remark Thursday. The net retailer, primarily based in Seattle, has been producing TV reveals and flicks lately to assist enhance its on-line video streaming service.

In response to the grievance, Allen completed a movie known as A Wet Day in New York that Amazon by no means launched, breaching its contract.

The greater than $68 million Allen is searching for from Amazon contains further funds for A Wet Day in New York, plus funds for the three different unfinished movies.

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