Woody Allen Settles $68 Million Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Amazon
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed
Woody Allen has officially settled his $68 million breach of contract lawsuit with Amazon. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but as Deadline reports, citing sources close to the situation, “there were no winners in this in the end.”
Allen originally filed the suit in February after Amazon canceled his four-picture deal with their studio — including the release of his 2018 film A Rainy Day In New York along with three more planned movies — in the wake of allegations that Allen molested his daughter Dylan Farrow when she was seven years old. Allen has long denied the allegations, which date back decades, and in 2018 he claimed they were “thoroughly investigated by both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New York State Child Welfare…for many months and [each] independently concluded that no molestation had ever taken place.”
The 83-year-old director’s suit claimed that Amazon knew about the allegations before they signed their deal with him and that they owed him $68 million in guaranteed payments.
Jeff Goldblum recently caught some heat for saying that he would work with Allen again despite the allegations against him, adding, “I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty.”
Allen’s latest movie, Rifkin’s Festival starring Gina Gershon and Christoph Waltz, shot in Spain over the summer and is slated for a 2020 release.
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