Why is Woody Allen suing Amazon and why did they drop A Rainy Day in New York?

But why is the 83-year-old suing the company and why did they drop his latest film? Here's what we know.

Why is Woody Allen suing Amazon?

Wood Allen is suing Amazon Studios for allegedly breaching their contract by refusing to distribute his latest film.

The 83-year-old American director is seeking more than £52million in damages.

Allen claims the studio backed out after discussing "the negative publicity and reputation harm Amazon Studios had received because of allegations".

Why did they drop A Rainy Day in New York?

Amazon allegedly dropped the movie deal amid claims he molested his adopted daughter.

Amazon Studios Associate General Counsel Ajay Patel said the deal became “untenable” because of “supervening events, including renewed allegations against Mr. Allen, his own controversial comments, and the increasing refusal of top talent to work with or be associated with him in any way, all of which have frustrated the purpose of the agreement."

Allen's daughter Dylan Farrow publicly claimed last year that the comedian abused her as a seven-year-old in 1992.

Allen hit out at the "discredited" claim in his lawsuit against the streaming giant – which pulled out of a deal to screen "A Rainy Day In New York" after Dylan's bombshell interview.

The writ blasts: "Amazon has tried to excuse its action by referencing a 25-year-old baseless allegation against Mr. Allen, but that allegation was already well-known."

The director was previously investigated over the claim he molested Farrow in the attic of her Connecticut home in 1992 when she was seven, but was never charged.

And he insisted Farrow had been coached by her “angry” mum Mia to make the allegations after her and Allen’s “contentious break-up”.

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