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Woody Allen settles $68 million Lawsuit against Amazon

Allen’s lawyers and attorneys for Amazon filed a joint notice dismissing the situation on Friday night. Details of the settlement weren’t disclosed.

Allen filed a lawsuit in February, alleging that Amazon had backed out of the deal because of some”25-year-old baseless allegation.”

Allen maintained that Amazon was completely mindful of that controversy as it entered the deal, and also that the streamer owed him $68 million at minimal guarantee obligations.

Amazon shelved the launch of”A Rainy Day in New York” in 2018, then canceled a deal for three additional movies. At the moment, Amazon mentioned Allen’s”contentious comments” concerning the Weinstein scandal. At a motion to dismiss a part of Allen’s lawsuit, Amazon contended that Allen’s opinions on the scandal — where he cautioned a”witch-hunt air” — had left him a pariah in Hollywood.

“Scores of celebrities and actresses expressed deep regret for having worked with Allen in the past, and several announced openly that they’d never work together later on,” Amazon’s lawyers stated. “Allen’s activities and their cascading consequences guaranteed that Amazon could not possibly obtain the advantage of its four-picture agreement”

Allen’s firm, Gravier Productions, was able to find a global launch for”A Rainy Day in New York” this autumn, and it’s up to now grossed $11.5 million in theatres around the world. It hasn’t procured U.S. distribution.