Woody Allen Sues Amazon For Backing Out of $73 Million Deal
The retail giant doesn't want to be associated with the sexual assault allegations against the director.
It seems Woody Allen’s past allegations are costing him future deals.
The director sued Amazon on Thursday for backing out of agreements worth upwards of $73 million, the New York Daily News reported, due to the longstanding allegation that Allen sexually assaulted his adoptive daughter when she was 7 years old.
Allen‘s latest movie, A Rainy Day In New York is in limbo because of the dispute and he’s now looking for a new distributor because of this “baseless,” 25-year-old claim.
The 83-year-old entered into the multi-picture agreements with the streaming service in August 2017. The plan, he says, was to make four movies for Amazon. The head of Amazon Studios at the time, Roy Price, told Allen the $1 trillion company wanted to be his “home” for the rest of his career, according to the suit.
“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,” the suit says.
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