Amazon founder Jeff Bezos could be called Woody Allen's $ 68 million breach of contract lawsuit against the billionaire's streaming service for backing out of their movie deal, lawyers said at a hearing on Friday.
Attorneys for Allen told a judge in Manhattan federal court they want to know who at Amazon Studios made the call to the four-picture deal with the "Annie Hall" director after only one movie made it to the big screen – and if that decision came from the top.
Amazon officials said that the company broke up after Allen took heat for saying the #MeToo movement could lead to a "witch hunt" in Hollywood and beyond.
In court papers, the company also quotes a 2018 interview in which Allen denies the long-standing accusation that he sexually abused his 7-year-old adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992 as a reason for termination.
In a motion to dismiss Allen's follows, Amazon lawyers argued that "scores" of actors have come forward and expressed regret that they worked with Allen in the past and that they would not work with him in the future.
Among them was David Krumholtz, who appeared in 2017's "Wonder Wheel," the only film released as part of the partnership between Allen and Amazon.
In a 2018 tweet, Krumholtz said working with Allen was a "heartbreaking mistake."