Woody Allen has filed $ 68 million (£ 52 million) against Amazon Studios, claiming that it has signed a deal with four films.
Allen says that the studio has refused to release his most recent film A rainy day in New Yorkeven though it has ended longer than six months.
According to Variety Allen says that the streaming service is only & # 39; vague & # 39; has given reasons for not having released the film and has gone back to their legal obligations.
Allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow came back last year, Allen says long ago denied.
"Amazon has tried to excuse its action by referring to a 25-year, unfounded accusation against Mr. Allen, but that allegation was already well known to Amazon (and the public) before Amazon closed four separate deals with Mr. Allen – and in any case it does not provide Amazon with a basis for terminating the contract ", says the lawsuit.
"There was simply no legitimate reason for Amazon to keep its promises."
Allen says that Amazon last January proposed a postponement for the release of A Rainy Day in New York, with Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez and Jude Law in the leading role, Allen agreed.
However, the lawsuits claim that in June 2018 Amazon contacted Allen to say that it would not distribute the film, nor any of the remaining films, including in the four-movie deal.
The studio said the agreement was interrupted due to supervising events, including renewed accusations against Mr Allen, his own controversial remarks and the increasing refusal of top talent to cooperate with him in any way or with him. connection. frustrated the purpose of the agreement ".
Allen & # 39; s previous films Wonder Wheel and Cafe Society are both released on Amazon. He seeks 68 million dollars in damages and legal costs.
– This article first appeared on Yahoo
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