Movie director Woody Allen sues Amazon’s film production company for breach of contract and claims $ 68 million in compensation.
The Oscar winner accuses Amazon Studios of breaking a contract signed by the parties in August 2017 on the production and distribution of four films.
One of the films, “A Rainy Day in New York” has been completed for over six months, according to the court documents filed at a New York court on Thursday.
Allen believes Amazon has abandoned the deal by not distributing the completed film and not launching the production of the three remaining films. He believes Amazon uses old charges against Allen as grounds.
In 1992, Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, accused him of having abused her when she was seven years old. The case came after Allen had separated himself from Mia Farrow. Last year, light of the metoo movement, the adoptive daughter repeated the claims. The police investigated the charges, but declined the case.
Allen has always rejected the accusations.
– Amazon has tried to excuse himself from referring to a 25-year-old groundless charge against Allen, but the charge was already well known to both Amazon and the outside world before Amazon entered into the four separate films contract with Allen. And, under any circumstance, does not constitute the basis for Amazon to terminate the contract, it said in the lawsuit.
Amazon has not responded to DPA’s inquiries about the matter.