The American giant had canceled the release of the feature film “One Rainy Day in New York” in the United States because of accusations of sexual abuse directed against the director.
The legal battle ends. The American director Woody Allen has dropped his lawsuits against Amazon, according to documents filed Friday, November 8 in a court in New York. The director had filed a complaint in February against the company for breach of contract, after the platform refused to release in the United States his latest film, A rainy day in New York, as a result of sexual abuse charges against him.
Woody Allen claimed $ 68 million (about 62 million euros) from Amazon for ending their engagement. The contours of the agreement reached between the two parties have not been disclosed, but sources familiar with the matter told the specialized website Deadline (in English) that there was “no winner in the end”.
Woody Allen was charged with sexual abuse in 1992 on his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, who was 7 years old at the time. The lawsuits against him were dropped after two separate investigations conducted at the time, over several months.
But Dylan Farrow, backed by her adoptive mother, actress Mia Farrow, and her brother, lawyer and journalist Ronan Farrow, has regularly publicly renewed these accusations, particularly with the emergence of the #MeToo movement. What prompted Amazon to cancel the US release of A rainy day in New York, the director's latest film, with which many American personalities have since distanced themselves.
“I think people who attack me make a mistake,” The 83-year-old filmmaker, who has always denied sexual abuse charges against him, said in an interview with France Inter.