Woody Allen settles $68m lawsuit with Amazon over film deal

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Woody Allen had filed a $68m (£52m) lawsuit over the termination of his contract with Amazon

Woody Allen has reached a authorized settlement with Amazon Studios after it deserted a four-film deal.

Allen initially filed a $68m (£52m) lawsuit in February amid resurfaced allegations that he molested his adopted daughter.

Amazon argued that his feedback concerning the #MeToo motion “sabotaged” its makes an attempt to advertise his new motion pictures.

The movie director denies sexually assaulting Dylan Farrow, who misplaced a court docket case in opposition to him in 1992.

Below the film deal, signed in 2016, Allen acquired a $10m advance cost. However two years later, the discharge of his first movie, “A Wet Day in New York,” was shelved and plans for 3 different motion pictures had been cancelled.

#MeToo ‘poster boy’

Shortly earlier than Amazon withdraw from the settlement, Allen reportedly expressed sympathy for film producer Harvey Weinstein, who was accused of sexually assaulting dozens of ladies.

Mr Weinstein denied the accusations in opposition to him, however has since reached a $44m settlement with a few of the alleged victims.

Months after these preliminary feedback, Allen accused Dylan Farrow of “cynically utilizing the #MeToo motion” after she repeated allegations that he assaulted her when she was seven years previous.

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Woody Allen: I am #MeToo’s poster boy

In an interview with Argentinean broadcaster Eltrece, Allen stated he “must be the poster boy for the Me Too motion” since he had labored with “lots of of actresses” and was “solely accused by one lady in a baby custody case”.

Amazon Studios stated its choice to terminate the deal was justified as a result of Allen’s feedback undermined its monetary safety.

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Dylan Farrow claims her father sexually abused her in 1992

It additionally identified that “scores of actors and actresses expressed profound remorse for having labored with Allen previously, and plenty of declared publicly that they might by no means work with him sooner or later”.

In response, Allen stated Amazon was absolutely conscious of Dylan Farrow’s accusation when the deal was signed.

His firm, Gravier Productions, secured a global launch for “A Wet Day in New York” this yr, however US distribution has not been secured.

Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Corridor, who star within the movie, stated final yr that they might donate their wages to charity.

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