Woody Allen's Memoir Gets Turned Down by Major Publishers
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While sister Letty Aronson claims to have no knowledge over the 'Annie Hall' director writing a memoir, friend Daphne Merkin says the filmmaker is 'someone whose work is his nutrient.'

AceShowbiz - Woody Allen has reportedly been attempting to sell his memoirs but has been shunned by publishers due to the child molestation allegations levelled at the filmmaker.

The "Annie Hall" director has been accused of sexual assault by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, allegations he has strenuously denied for years, but which have come into renewed focus after she repeated them in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Allen lost a multi-million dollar movie deal with Amazon due to the renewed focus on his past, and now, according to the New York Times, he has been turned down by four major publishers for his memoir.

The filmmaker's friend Daphne Merkin, told the newspaper: "He's not one to set the record straight, but presumably, the memoir is his side of things. He's the kind of person who soldiers on, and someone whose work is his nutrient. Whatever vicissitudes he's been exposed to, I think he keeps his own counsel about how all this affects and doesn't affect him."

His sister, the producer Letty Aronson, said she was unaware her brother had written a memoir.

Allen's agent John Burnham declined to officially comment but said: "For the 30 years that I've worked with Woody, the standard mantra on anything is, 'I can't discuss his business'."

In recent times, a plethora of actors have criticised Allen and expressed regret over working with him, including Greta Gerwig, Colin Firth, Ellen Page and Timothee Chalamet.

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