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Woody Allen to release memoir initially delayed at start of ‘Me Too’

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Filmmaker Woody Allen will publish a memoir next month after plans for the book were initially shelved over concerns about allegations that he sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow as a child.

The book is set to be published by Grand Central Publishing, The Associated Press reported Monday, and will feature Allen’s thoughts on his personal relationships as well as his professional career. It’s unclear if Farrow’s allegations of sexual abuse will be discussed in the book.

“The book is a comprehensive account of his life, both personal and professional, and describes his work in films, theater, television, nightclubs, and print,” the publisher told the AP in a statement. “Allen also writes of his relationships with family, friends, and the loves of his life.”

Allen has denied the allegations, which did not lead to criminal charges following two investigations in the 1990s. However, the “Me Too” era and in particular the explosive allegations against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein drew new attention to Farrow’s allegations.

Allen’s son Ronan Farrow has spoken publicly in support of his sister in recent months and wrote a story for The New Yorker that, along with another piece in The New York Times, initially broke the news of the dozens of allegations facing Weinstein, who was convicted late last month of rape and a criminal sexual act.

Allen reportedly shopped around rights to his memoir in 2018 and 2019 but was rebuffed by several publishers at the time, according to the AP.

Tags #MeToo #MeToo movement Dylan Farrow Harvey Weinstein Me Too movement Ronan Farrow Woody Allen

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