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Woody Allen’s memoir proves you can’t muzzle powerful men

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Many, many moons ago, Woody Allen’s memoir was dropped by its publisher. Well, it’s really been less than three weeks, but time has had a way of stretching out lately. It was back when the coronavirus pandemic was still an outbreak.

Apropos of Nothing, the memoir in question, was supposed to be released by Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group. But after widespread criticism centering on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child, Hachette decided to cancel the release.

Allen has denied the allegations against him. Farrow has stood by her claims and found renewed public support in the #MeToo movement. Famous actors, from Colin Firth to Rachel Brosnahan, have either pledged not to work with Allen again or expressed regrets over past collaborations. Some, such as Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet, donated the money they earned while working on Allen’s film A Rainy Day in New York to charity.

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