Larry David is having a hard time believing that Woody Allen "did anything wrong," according to a recent interview. The "Seinfeld" creator said he drew his conclusion upon reading the disgraced star's controversial memoir, "Apropos of Nothing."
Allen's book was dropped by its original publisher after receiving widespread criticism but was later picked up by Arcade Publishing. Critics have slammed the memoir as "tone-deaf" and "disgusting" but David disagrees.
"Yeah, it’s pretty great, it’s a fantastic book, so funny," he told The New York Times in an interview published Saturday. "You feel like you’re in the room with him and yeah, it’s just a great book and it’s hard to walk away after reading that book thinking that this guy did anything wrong."
Allen's book was initially meant to be published by Hachette, which dropped the memoir amid protests. Staffers staged a walkout and journalist Ronan Farrow, who helped uncover allegations of abuse against Harvey Weinstein, threatened to leave the publisher upon learning that Allen's book was to be published by the same parent company as his own book, "Catch and Kill," Daily Mail reported.
A week later Hachette canceled the release of the memoir. Allen then accused the publisher of buckling under the pressure of the #MeToo movement "because you can't keep the truth bottled up forever."
Arcade editor Jeannette Seaver recently released a statement justifying their decision to release Allen's book.
"In this strange time, when truth is too often dismissed as 'fake news,' we as publishers prefer to give voice to a respected artist, rather than bow to those determined to silence him," she said.
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