WRITTEN BY: Adriana Maritato
Woody Allen recently filed a $68 million dollar lawsuit against Amazon, due to a film deal breach. Amazon allegedly refused to release Allen’s film “A Rainy Day in New York” despite having a four picture deal with the director.
“Amazon has tried to excuse its action by referencing a 25-year-old, baseless allegation against Mr. Allen, but that allegation was already well known to Amazon (and the public) before Amazon entered into four separate deals with Mr. Allen — and, in any event it does not provide a basis for Amazon to terminate the contract,” the suit alleges. “There simply was no legitimate ground for Amazon to renege on its promises.”
Allen’s adoptive daughter, Dylan Fellow, first accused Allen of sexual assault in 1992, and has repeated the allegation many times since then. Allen has repeatedly denied the allegations.
Amazon’s representatives replied that they were terminating the agreement due to “supervening events, including renewed allegations against Mr. Allen, his own controversial comments, and the increasing refusal of top talent to work with or be associated with him in any way, all of which have frustrated the purpose of the Agreement.”