Author Stephen King blasted book publisher Hachette for dropping publication of Woody Allen’s memoir and bowing to pressure from Allen’s estranged son— and a Hachette imprint writer — Ronan Farrow.
On Friday, the horror story master tweeted the move made him “very uneasy.”
“It’s not him; I don’t give a damn about Mr Allen. It’s who gets muzzled next that worries me,” he wrote.
Hachette last week announced its intention to release the 84-year-old’s memoir, “Apropos of Nothing,” in April.
Farrow, who has sided with his sister Dylan Farrow after she accused the famed director of molesting her, lashed out.
“I was disappointed to learn through press reports that Hachette, my publisher, acquired Woody Allen’s memoir after other major publishers refused to do so and concealed the decision from me and its own employees while we were working on ‘Catch and Kill’ – a book about how powerful men, including Woody Allen, avoid accountability for sexual abuse,” he said in a statement, adding he couldn’t continue to work with Hachette “in good conscience.”
On Friday, Hachette caved and said it had cancelled publication of Allen’s book.
In a series of tweets, King wrote: “If you think he’s a pedophile, don’t buy the book. Don’t go to his movies. Don’t go listen to him play jazz at the Carlyle. Vote with your wallet ... In America, that’s how we do it.”
He added it was “tone-deaf of Hachette to want to publish Woody Allen’s book after publishing Ronan Farrow’s.”
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