Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Woody Allen Is Suing Amazon for nearly $70 Million

Woody Allen,Woody Allen MeToo,Woody Allen Allegations Director Woody Allen arrives for a screening of the film Wonder Wheel in New York
Freda Brock | 08 February, 2019, 03:26

According to TMZ on Thursday, the controversial filmmaker claims the company backed out of a four-movie deal, and wants at least $68 million for breach of contract and damages.

'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 states. Timothée Chalamet, who worked with Allen on Rainy Day in NY (the film Amazon is now not letting see the light of day), has promised his salary from the film to charity after working with Allen.

Allen has been accused of molesting Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, when she was seven years old in the early 1990s.

Woody Allen is gearing up for serious litigation against Amazon Studios, claims a report from Fox News.

Amazon executives met with Allen's representative in December 2017, according to the suit, and said the company's association with Harvey Weinstein, in addition to misconduct allegations against former Amazon Studios head Roy Price, had been a blow to the company. Part of Allen's defense against the Amazon deal was that they knew of the allegations back then and still signed the deal with him.

Woody Allen sues Amazon for $68MILLION after it pulled the plug on his film

The suit alleges that Amazon had endured "reputation harm" as a result of collaborating with Woody Allen.

A little over a year ago in January of 2018, Ajay Patel, the general counsel of the organization, stated they had to delay the release of Woody's latest movie until 2019, which Allen was fine with at the time.

Amazon sought to capitalize on Allen's fame to develop its "nascent entertainment studio", according to the suit, with a deal to "finance and distribute his future films and to be his "home" for the rest of his career".

He is seeking that $9 million along with minimum guarantees owed him for other films, totaling "in excess of $68,000,000", according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court in NY and obtained by AFP.

Some stars associated with Rainy Day, including Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez and Rebecca Hall, reportedly donated their salaries from the movie to the Time's Up sex harassment campaign or other charities.

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