The American director Woody Allen withdraws his complaint against Amazon. He had brought the company to court for breach of contract, but the two parties would now have reached an agreement, according to documents submitted to a New York court on Friday evening.
Allen filed a complaint against Amazon in January. According to the director, Amazon wanted to end the contract between the two parties in June and refused to pay him the $ 9 million that had been provided to finance the A Rainy Day movie in New York , which had already been shot.
The contract also provided minimum envelopes of 9, 25 and another 25 million dollars for the three other films, planned for 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively, or 68 million in total.
What Allen and Amazon ultimately agreed was not disclosed. But sources state to the specialized Deadline site that “there is no winner”.
Allen was accused of sexual abuse on his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992, when she was seven years old. After two investigations, he was excluded from prosecution. But Dylan Farrow, supported by her adoptive mother Mia Farrow and her brother Ronan Farrow, has regularly repeated the allegations publicly, the last time in January 2018. Woody Allen has always denied them.
After the allegations, Amazon decided not to release a Rainy Day in New York in the United States. Some of the protagonists of the last Allen film have distanced themselves from the print.