Feb 7, 2019
Woody Allen sues Amazon for dropping A Rainy Day in New York
Woody Allen has launched legal action against Amazon Studios, accusing it of breaching their contract by refusing to distribute his latest film. Amazon released two of Allen's films and also distributed his TV series, Crisis in Six Scenes. The BBC contacted Amazon Studios for comment, but did not receive an immediate reply. According to a lawsuit filed on Thursday in New York, Allen claims Amazon backed out of the deal in June 2018 because of an old accusation that the director had molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992. The legal action said Amazon knew about "a 25-year old, baseless" allegation when it entered into deals with the director and that it "Does not provide a basis for Amazon to terminate the contract".
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