Woody Allen ends $68 million lawsuit against Amazon over canceled movie deal


(JTA) — Woody Allen has ended his lawsuit against Amazon for killing a $68 million movie deal.

Allen and Amazon notified a federal court in Manhattan late on Friday that the lawsuit would be voluntarily dismissed. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, Deadline Hollywood reported.

Allen filed suit in February after Amazon backed out of a four-movie deal and refused to release his film “A Rainy Day in New York.” The Jewish director alleged that the move was connected to a 1992 claim of sexual abuse by Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow that resurfaced as the #MeToo movement gained steam. Allen has denied the allegations.

“Rainy Day” was released to international audiences in late September and has cleared nearly $11 million at the box office, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

Stars of the film have said they will donate their earnings to charity. Actress Rebecca Hall announced she would donate her earnings to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund and Timothée Chalamet is donating to RAINN, Time’s Up and the LGBT Center in New York.

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