BREAKING NEWS: Woody Allen’s publisher cancels his book after staff walk out amid criticism for publishing the memoir despite allegations he sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow
- Hachette Book Group announced Friday it would not publish the memoir
- It followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow
- On Thursday staff at the publishing company walked out in protest
Woody Allen’s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his highly controversial memoir ‘Apropos of Nothing’ after staff walked out in protest on Thursday.
The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow.
Allen’s son Ronan Farrow’s book was also published by a Hachette imprint and Farrow was quick to slam the publisher for what he branded a ‘wildly unprofessional’ decision.
Farrow’s book ‘Catch and Kill’ detailed his role in the #MeToo movement and taking down sexual predators including Harvey Weinstein.
Allen’s book was scheduled to come out next month.
Woody Allen’s memoir ‘Apropos of Nothing’ will no longer be published by Hachette
Criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused daughter Dylan Farrow, pictured
Pictured: Employees at Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, marched on the company’s human resources offices in Midtown Manhattan at around 3pm Thursday to express outrage at the group’s decision to publish Woody Allen’s new memoir
‘The decision to cancel Mr. Allen´s book was a difficult one. At HBG we take our relationships with authors very seriously, and do not cancel books lightly,’ the publisher announced.
Woody Allen’s long-rumored memoir, “Apropos of Nothing,”
‘We have published and will continue to publish many challenging books. As publishers, we make sure every day in our work that different voices and conflicting points of views can be heard.’
Allen’s memoir was due to be published with the imprint Grand Central Publishing.
The agreement with Hachette meant that Allen briefly shared a publisher with one of his biggest detractors, his son Ronan Farrow, whose ‘Catch and Kill’ was released last year by the Hachette division Little, Brown and Company.
Employees at Little, Brown and Company, downed tools and marched on the company’s human resources offices in Midtown Manhattan at around 3pm Thursday to express outrage at the group’s move.
It came after Ronan and Dylan Farrow were left seething amid Monday’s news that the same publisher that released Farrow’s book on exposing sexual abusers was joined forces with their estranged father – who allegedly sexually abused Dylan as a child.
Ronan took to social media on Monday to express outrage that the same company that he wrote his Pulitzer Prize-winning book with had chosen to work with his estranged father and then ‘concealed’ it from him
‘Hachette’s publishing of Woody Allen´s memoir is deeply upsetting to me personally and an utter betrayal of my brother whose brave reporting, capitalized on by Hachette, gave voice to numerous survivors of sexual assault by powerful men,’ Dylan Farrow said in a statement Monday hours after details of the book were released by The Associated Press.
Ronan Farrow followed up a day later, calling Hachette´s decision ‘wildly unprofessional.’
Both he and his sister complained that the publisher had not reached out to fact check their father´s book.
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