The allegation referenced in the suit came from Dylan Farrow, Allen's adopted daughter who wrote an open letter published by the New York Times in 2014 that accused him of sexually abusing her in the early 1990s, when she was a child.
The director claims that Amazon had no "legal or factual basis" to terminate the agreement, and that they did so knowing it "would cause substantial damage to Mr. Allen". Allen's camp maintains that Patel failed to provide a reason for the termination.
Allen has won four Oscars, including best director for 1977's "Annie Hall", which also won best picture.
Amazon did release Allen's drama Wonder Wheel in 2017. Allen claims in his lawsuit that in January 2018, Amazon Studios' general counsel, Ajay Patel, had proposed delaying the film's release until 2019, Variety reported. The executives cited the reputational harm Amazon had suffered due to its association with Harvey Weinstein and the misconduct allegations against former Amazon Studios head Roy Price.
Allen and Amazon agreed to move the release of A Rainy Day in NY back from 2018 to 2019, but Amazon Studios' general counsel, Ajay Patel, sent a notice in June 2018 ending their four-film agreement and saying Amazon had no intention to distribute any of Allen's films.
In 2018, Dylan Farrow provided new details regarding her allegations against Allen on CBS This Morning.
The Blue Jasmine director claims Amazon refused to release his film A Rainy Day in NY, alleging the streaming company gave vague reasons for dropping the project and his three other movies from development. "That is exactly what has happened", Allen's attorney John Quinn of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP said in a statement sent to Law&Crime.
Allen added on an Instagram post that, "I don't believe Liam Neeson's racist anecdote, which makes it even more disgusting". Another celebrity to defend Neeson was John Barnes after Piers Morgan slammed the Taken star for the comments.
A statement from a family spokesman said: 'He passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side. He rose to fame as the star of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning which proved to be extremely popular with moviegoers.
It was a big night for Grande: she released her new album thank u, next (lower case intentional) after months of hype. On Thursday, Grande attached a statement from Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich published by The Associated Press .
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Password Checkup is a Google Chrome extension that helps you to re-secure accounts that were affected by data breaches . Google is rolling out two new tools to help the password-challenged beef up their security game.
According to authorities in the Australian state of Victoria, around 2 tons of meth is consumed in the state every year. Three of those arrested in Australia will appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court later on Friday.
However the 13-time US PGA Tour victor responded with three straight birdies before the turn and added two more on his back nine. "I may have done it before, but I don't ever recall doing it", a satisfied Mickelson said afterwards.
Trump weighs in on Virginia Democrats’ woes
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MLB Getting Rid of Disabled List, Sort Of
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Russia Jails Extremist Jehovah's Witness For 6 Years
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Nick Foles Informs Eagles He'll Void Option For 2019
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Apple releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping
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Thailand election: Thai princess to stand as PM candidate
Hay said Thaksin - who was also ousted in a coup in 2006 - and Yingluck "have always been seen as being ant-establishment". Has been in exile since 2008 to avoid serving jail time on a corruption conviction he insists was politically motivated.
United Kingdom racing cancelled over EI scare
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