Woody Allen and Amazon end legal battle

Woody Allen & Amazon Reach Settlement In $68M Lawsuit From ‘Manhattan’ Director

Woody Allen Settles $68 Million Suit Against Amazon

Allen had sued two Amazon units in February, claiming they could not abandon their distribution plans, including for his completed "A Rainy Day in NY", because of a "baseless" allegation that he had molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992.

Woody Allen has ended his $68 million lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc for backing out of a four-picture production and distribution agreement and refusing to distribute a film he had finished. Allen's daughter, Dylan Farrow, has long alleged that he raped her when she was seven years old, and Allen has long denied the charge. According to Variety, lawyers for both parties filed joint dismissal notices on Friday night.

Allen was suing Amazon earlier this year when Amazon ended his contract with them without them ever releasing "A Rainy Day in NY", a film that he had completed.

Allen said Amazon had canceled the deal because of a "25-year-old baseless allegation". In a motion to dismiss part of Allen's suit, Amazon argued that Allen's remarks on the scandal - in which he warned about a "witch-hunt atmosphere" - had made him a pariah in Hollywood.

Allen sued Amazon in February after it cancelled a four-movie deal with him.

"Scores of actors and actresses expressed profound regret for possessing labored with Allen in the past, and several declared publicly that they would in no way do the job with him in the potential", Amazon's attorneys stated.

A Rainy Day in NY was released this fall outside the United States by his production company Gravier Productions. It has not secured USA distribution.

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