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Sat Mar 7, 2020, 05:47 AM

Hachette cancels plan to publish Woody Allen memoir

Source: The Guardian

Hachette cancels plan to publish Woody Allen memoir

• Staff at Hachette’s New York office walked out in protest
• ‘The decision to cancel Mr Allen’s book was a difficult one’


Martin Pengelly in New York
@MartinPengelly
Fri 6 Mar 2020 22.08 GMT
First published on Fri 6 Mar 2020 20.25 GMT

Hachette has dropped plans to publish a memoir by Woody Allen, the Oscar-winning film director who has been accused of sexually abusing his daughter.

“We take our relationships with authors very seriously, and do not cancel books lightly,” the publishing company said in a statement.


The decision to kill Allen’s book deal came on the heels of a staff walkout at Hachette’s New York office and calls of solidarity from staffers at Little, Brown and Grand Central Publishing, both imprints of Hachette.

Dylan Farrow on Friday welcomed news of the cancellation and thanked staff members at the three publishing groups for standing with her and her brother, Ronan Farrow, a journalist whose work has documented alleged sexual abuse by powerful men and fuelled the #MeToo movement and whose work has been published by Hachette.


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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/06/woody-allen-memoir-hachette-books

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Sat Mar 7, 2020, 06:11 AM

1. Bad choice

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Sat Mar 7, 2020, 06:59 AM

2. I don't support cancel culture

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