The American film director Woody Allen and film studio Amazon have settled their legal conflict. 83-year-old Allen had sued Amazon Studios in February for breach of contract in the distribution of his film A Rainy Day in New York and demanded $ 68 million from the company. That charge has been withdrawn. Under what conditions that happened, was not disclosed.
The film studio canceled the contract with Allen in 2017, even before the film was released. According to Amazon, Allen had violated the terms of the contract by statements about the # MeToo movement.
Accusation of abuse
Allen's adopted daughter Dylan Farrow claims to have been abused by him as a child. Allen has always denied that accusation and has never been charged.
With the rise of the # MeToo movement two years ago, the accusation at Allen's address became topical again. Several actors said they no longer want to work with Allen. Allen would have said in response to the discussion that the movement should not lead to a witch hunt.
The agreement between Allen and Amazon meant that the company would distribute four films from him. A Rainy Day in New York is still not released in the US, but outside of it.