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Woody Allen filed a $ 68 million (£ 52 million) lawsuit over the termination of his contract with Amazon

Woody Allen has reached an agreement with Amazon Studios after a four-film deal was abandoned.

Allen filed a lawsuit in February for $ 68 million (£ 52 million).

Amazon argued that his comments on the #Metoo movement "sabotaged" their attempts to promote his new films.

The film director denies that he sexually assaulted Dylan Farrow, who lost a lawsuit in 1992 to him.

As part of the film agreement signed in 2016, Allen received an upfront payment of $ 10 million. Two years later, the release of his first movie "A Rainy Day in New York" was discontinued and plans for three more films were canceled.

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Just before Amazon withdrew from the contract, Allen reportedly expressed his sympathy for film producer Harvey Weinstein, who was accused of sexually abusing dozens of women.

Mr. Weinstein denied the allegations against him, but has since reached an agreement with some of the alleged victims for $ 44 million.

Months after these initial comments, Allen Dylan Farrow accused "cynically using the #Metoo movement" after repeating allegations that he attacked her at the age of seven.

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In an interview with Argentinian broadcaster Eltrece, Allen said he should be "the figurehead of the Me Too movement," having collaborated with "hundreds of actresses" and "being prosecuted only by a woman."

Amazon Studios said its decision to terminate the deal was justified, as Allen's comments affected his financial security.

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Dylan Farrow claims her father sexually abused her in 1992

It was also noted that "many actors and actresses deeply regret having worked with them in the past, and many publicly stated that they will never work with him in the future".

In response, Allen said Amazon was fully aware of Dylan Farrow's allegation when the deal was signed.

His company, Gravier Productions, has received an international release this year for "A Rainy Day in New York," but sales in the US are not yet secure.

Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Hall, who star in the film, said last year that they would donate their wages to charity.