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Woody Allen sues Amazon for ending movie deal
In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, Woody Allen, director of the film, "Midnight in Paris," is photographed during an interview in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, February 7, 2019 3:14PM EST
NEW YORK -- 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 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.
According to the complaint, Allen finished a film that Amazon never released.