The $68 million lawsuit between Amazon and alleged abuser Woody Allen has come to an end, with the filmmaker and company filing paperwork to dismiss the suit that arose from Amazon’s breach-of-contract. Following the news of longtime reported sexual abuse, assault, and misconduct on Allen’s part, Amazon backed out of a four picture deal with the director in addition to shelving the already completed comedy A Rainy Day In New York. Allen originally filed the suit back in February.
Claiming Amazon was aware of the “25 year-old, baseless allegations” when the contract was signed, the two parties have now signed to dismiss the multimillion dollar suit. Amazon backed out of the deal in 2017 following the Los Angeles Times’ publishing of an open letter by Dylan Farrow, Allen’s adopted daughter, detailing years of abuse. Farrow previously highlighted her experiences in a 2014 New York Times op-ed. Allen has denied Farrow’s claims of abuse for years, even publishing his own follow-up letter in The New York Times later in 2014, stressing that he “did not molest Dylan.”
Amazon responded to Allen’s claims stating that his public comments about the #MeToo movement “sabotaged” their ability to effectively market his work. Allen previously exclaimed in 2018 that he “should be the poster boy” for the movement, garnering heavy backlash.
The two parties have signed to dismiss the suit for an undisclosed amount.