Woody Allen claims Amazon backed out their movie deal because of the molestation allegations about him and his stepdaughter!
Allen filed a $68 million lawsuit Thursday against Amazon. The suit details Amazon was all aboard for the distribution of his film “A Rainy Day in New York”, starring Selena Gomez and Timothee Chalamet, as of August 2017 but backed out nearly a year later. The film had been shot, edited, and ready to be distributed but Amazon was not budging. Woody says he asked for an explanation and the studio said it was because of “renewed allegations” and Allen’s “controversial comments”.
While Allen was not satisfied with Amazon’s response, he believes the deal drop is related to a “25-year-old baseless allegation” claiming he molested he and Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter named Dylan.
“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 — and, in any event it does not provide a basis for Amazon to terminate the contract,” the suit alleges. “There simply was no legitimate ground for Amazon to renege on its promises.”
The Hollywood film director is suing Amazon for $68 million for a breach of contract and damages.
Check out a look at “A Rainy Day In New York”: