Woody Allen sues Amazon for $68 million for terminating film deal

The lawsuit says that Amazon knew about a "25-year-old" allegation before signing with Allen in 2017, but still used it as an excuse to back out of the deal.
Image: Woody Allen at Cannes in 2016
Director Woody Allen poses for photographers Cannes international film festival in 2016.Thibault Camus / AP file

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By Associated Press

NEW YORK — Filmmaker Woody Allen is suing Amazon for at least $68 million, saying that the company ended a four-picture movie deal last year after old accusations against him resurfaced in the press.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday, says that Amazon knew about a "25-year-old" allegation before signing with Allen in 2017, but still used it as an excuse to back out of the deal.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Allen's daughter, Dylan Farrow, has said that Allen molested her in an attic in 1992 when she was 7 years old, which Allen has denied. Farrow talked about the allegations in a TV interview for the first time in 2018. The lawsuit doesn't mention Farrow by name.

According to the complaint, Allen finished a film that Amazon never released.