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Woody Allen’s #MeToo comments wrecked movie deal says Amazon

Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement that damaged prospects for promoting his films, an Amazon lawyer said on Friday. The hearing was related to a lawsuit Allen filed in February seeking at least $68 million in damages. The lawsuit said Amazon ended his 2017 contract in June without ever releasing a completed film, A Rainy Day in New York. “The baseless allegations against Mr. Allen are decades old,” Quinn said. He added that the claims were well known when Amazon signed its deal with Allen in August 2017. Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, said in 1992 that Allen molested her in an attic when she was 7. Allen has repeatedly denied it. Klieger told the judge Allen’s public comments resulted in controversy “in Hollywood and outside of Hollywood.” The effect of the comments mean the pictures can no longer be made or promoted, Klieger said. After hearing both lawyers, the judge set a case schedule stretching into next year.

 

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