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Woody Allen, Amazon Studios settle $68 mn lawsuit over contract breach

The studio ended their deal with Allen when allegations that he raped his adopted daughter came to light.

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Updated: Nov 11, 2019, 12.38 PM IST
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Woody Allen has long denied the charges and has faced no criminal actions stemming from investigations of Dylan's claim.
LOS ANGELES: Woody Allen and Amazon Studios settled a USD 68 million breach of contract lawsuit that the director had filed in February after the company terminated a four-picture movie deal with him.

The studio ended their deal with Allen when allegations that he raped his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, arose again amid the rise of the #MeToo movement.

The director has long denied the charges and has faced no criminal actions stemming from investigations of Dylan's claim.

On Friday, Allen and Amazon filed paperwork in a federal court in New York to dismiss the legal action.

According to The Wrap, the case was "voluntarily dismissed with prejudice", which means both parties agreed to dismiss it and it can't be brought back to court.

In his lawsuit, Allen had claimed Amazon knew of the allegations and owed him USD 68 million in guaranteed payments. The studio cancelled the release of his 2018 film, 'A Rainy Day in New York', and dropped plans for three more.

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It all started with Harvey Weinstein in 2017 and four months in to 2018 and now with Bill Cosby's conviction, things are certainly looking up for the #MeToo movement. The number of cases of sexual harassment in Hollywood that have come to light since 2017 has been outstanding. It could also be called the 'Weinstein Effect'. Many of the women who spoke out against Weinstein -- Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan -- are famous names. 2018 has been no different and in a breakthrough trial, after decades of whispers, lawsuits, investigations and close calls - and a multitude of women who lost hope anyone would ever believe their word against that of America's Dad - Bill Cosby could be headed to prison at age 80 for the remainder of his life. Cosby's conviction will only bolster the #MeToo movement. But they weren't alone, it was almost like a Pandora's Box was opened and a lot of names came out. Let's look at all the accused men:
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