Woody Allen's Lawsuit Against Amazon Partially Rejected

The judge overseeing the breach of contract case has dismissed four out of seven motions filed by the 'Cafe Society' director against Amazon Studios to contest the termination of a multi-project deal.

AceShowbiz - Woody Allen's $68 million (£56 million) breach of contract lawsuit against Amazon Studios bosses has been partially dismissed.

The filmmaker filed the case to contest the termination of a multi-project deal he made with studio executives after they stopped working with him, accusing them of backing out of the 2017 agreement over allegations of sexual abuse made against him by his estranged daughter, Dylan Farrow.

The Amazon heads insisted they fired Woody for comments he made about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement - and his termination had nothing to do with his own sex abuse scandal.

And on Wednesday (July 31) the judge overseeing the proceedings crippled the filmmaker's case by rejecting four of the seven motions he filed, thus limiting the amount of funds he can seek and who he can sue.

"Amazon's April 3, 2019 partial motion to dismiss is granted," U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote wrote. "The plaintiffs' fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth causes of action are dismissed, including the sole claim against Amazon Studios."

The magistrate moved on to reject Allen's claims he was injured financially as a result of his dismissal from Amazon and he is no longer authorised to pursue legal compensation from the studio.

Allen initially claimed Amazon bosses backed out of the deal last June (18), and refused to distribute his movie "A Rainy Day in New York", which stars Jude Law, Selena Gomez and Elle Fanning.

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