In 2018, when the MeToo movement escalated, the 25-year-old case of child molestation resurfaced. Woody Allen, the most celebrated Hollywood director, was accused of molesting his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, who decided to come out in the open with her story of abuse. Thereon, Woody Allen has been prejudiced and side-lined by Hollywood actors.
“As a 7-year-old I would say, I would have said he touched my private parts. As a 32-year-old, he touched my labia and my vulva with his finger.” –Farrow said in her one-hour interview with CBS This Morning.
Since then, Woody Allen has argued and denied the accusations. He has maintained that the child was trained by the mother to speak ill of him as they were going through a difficult divorce.
“Isn't it illogical that I'm going to, at the height of a very bitter acrimonious custody fight, drive up to Connecticut...that I'm going to drive up there and suddenly on visitation, pick this moment in my life to become a child molester? It's just, it's just incredible. I could if I wanted to be a child molester, I had many opportunities in the past." – These outrageous words were mouthed by Allen in 1992.
Anyway, it seems as if the world can now view Woody Allen for the monster that he is. Nobody is afraid of him anymore as they don’t wish to work with him.
Last year, it was announced that his memoir would release in April 2020. However, the recent turn of events suggest that isn’t the case anymore.
Source: ABC News
Hachette Book Group has officially refused to publish Woody Allen’s memoir. The news became official when dozens of Hachette employees staged a walkout in protest.
The official statement states that “Hachette Book Group has decided that it will not publish Woody Allen’s memoir Apropos of Nothing, originally scheduled for sale in April 2020, and will return all rights to the author. The decision to cancel Mr. Allen’s book was a difficult one. At HBG, we take our relationships with authors very seriously and do not cancel books lightly. We have published and will continue to publish many challenging books. As publishers, we make sure every day in our work that different voices and conflicting points of views can be heard."
Apparently, extensive conversations occurred in-house before this decision was concluded!