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Tags: Hollywood | Media Bias | woody allen | memoir | ronan farrow | metoo | protest

Woody Allen Memoir Leads to Publisher Walkout

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Director Woody Allen (Luca Bruno/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 05 March 2020 08:18 PM

Staff at Little, Brown, and Company on Thursday walked out over their parent publisher's plans to publish Woody Allen's new memoir, reports Page Six.

The move comes days after Ronan Farrow, the bestselling author of "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators," who helped break the Harvey Weinstein scandal, said he would no longer work with Hachette Group after he found out through media reports that the publisher acquired Allen's memoir "after other major publishers refused to do so."

Ronan Farrow's sister, Dylan Farrow, has repeatedly claimed Allen sexually abused her as a child. Allen has strongly denied the allegation.

A source told Page Six that employees went to the company's Human Resources offices in Midtown to complain at 3 p.m. ET. When Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch tried to hold a town hall, he was not supported.

"None of the senior leadership would stand with him and the staff walked out of the offices," the source said. "The staff felt so strongly about this and wanted to do this for Ronan, [his sister] Dylan and all survivors of sexual assault."

Dylan Farrow thanked the workers for their support.

"Unbelievably overwhelmed and so incredibly grateful for the solidarity demonstrated by @HachetteUS and @littlebrown employees today. From the bottom of my heart, thank you," she tweeted.

Hachette released a statement from Pietsch that said they "understand the perspective of our employees," and they "will engage our staff in a fuller discussion about this at the earliest opportunity."

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Staff at Little, Brown, and Company on Thursday walked out over their parent publisher's plans to publish Woody Allen's new memoir, reports Page Six.
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