Woody Allen Drops Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Amazon

Filmmaker and tech giant filed Friday to have the action “voluntarily dismissed with prejudice”

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Woody Allen has reached an agreement with Amazon to drop his $68 million lawsuit against the tech giant, which he filed back in February after the company terminated his four-picture production deal.

On Friday, Allen and Amazon filed paperwork in a federal court in New York to dismiss the legal action. The case was “voluntarily dismissed with prejudice,” meaning both parties agreed to dismiss it and it can’t be brought back to court, according to court documents obtained by TheWrap.

Terms under which the suit was dropped have not been made public, but The Hollywood Reporter reported that a settlement has been reached.

Representatives and attorneys for Allen and Amazon did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

In February, Allen filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon of backing out of a deal to distribute his film “A Rainy Day in New York” after accusations resurfaced that he sexually molested his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, in August 1992. Allen has repeatedly denied the accusations and in the lawsuit calls them “baseless.”

Amazon then said it was “justified” in terminating the four-picture deal and cited comments Allen made during the height of the #MeToo movement and some of Allen’s comments regarding accusations made about himself.

In July, a federal judge dismissed four of Allen’s claims against Amazon, ruling that Allen can’t sue over a contract that covers multiple films.

The dismissal of Allen’s lawsuit comes after the European opening his shelved Amazon movie “A Rainy Day in New York.” The film has yet to find a U.S. distributor.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.