Amazon and Woody Allen are tussling with each other over whether the director can still attract A-list talent after old accusations of sexual misconduct by his daughter Dylan Farrow were resurfaced during the #MeToo era, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Allen filed a $68 million suit against Amazon, charging the mega-streamer with breach of contract after it severed ties with him following the scandal. Allen is claiming Amazon had no “legitimate ground” to cancel the deal, while Amazon has said it was “justified,” claiming Allen and his work is essentially unmarketable.
On Friday, both sides outlined their case in a report to a New York Court. Amazon says subjects of discovery will include his statements connected to #MeToo, allegations of misconduct and possibly depositions from his family members, THR reports. It will also specifically investigate the laundry list of stars (including Judd Apatow, Haley Atwell, Cate Blanchett, Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Cain, Timothee Chalamet, Colin Firth, Greta Gerwig, Kathy Griffin, Rebecca Hall, David Krumholtz, Griffin Newman, Rosie O’Donnell, Ellen Page, Freida Pinto, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard and Mira Sorvino) who’ve said they won’t work with him again, to determine if they’re serious.
Comments Allen made during #MeToo including calling the accusations of rape against Harvey Weinstein “very sad for everybody involved” and “You don’t want it to lead to a witch-hunt atmosphere.”