Thursday 21 November, 2019

Woody Allen is suing Amazon for at least $68 million

Filmmaker Woody Allen is suing Amazon for at least $68 million, saying that the company ended a four-picture movie deal last year after old accusations against him resurfaced in the press.

The lawsuit, filed on Thursday says that Amazon knew about a "25-year-old'' allegation before signing with Allen in 2017 but still used it as an excuse to back out of the deal.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.  

Allen's daughter, Dylan Farrow, has said that Allen molested her in an attic in 1992 when she was 7-years-old, which Allen has denied. Farrow talked about the allegations in a TV interview for the first time in 2018. The lawsuit doesn't mention Farrow by name.

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