Woody Allen Releases Memoir, Declares Himself ‘Toxic Pariah and Menace to Society’

Woody Allen Releases Memoir, Declares Himself ‘Toxic Pariah and Menace to Society’

Woody Allen Releases Memoir, Declares Himself ‘Toxic Pariah and Menace to Society’

But in his new memoir, Apropos of Nothing, which was quietly released by Arcade Publishing on Monday, two weeks after bosses at Hachette opted to drop the book following protests and a walk-out by employees supporting Dylan, he insisted a reunion wouldn't be off the cards. "Henry Miller comes to mind".

"I wasn't the one who went after Woody - where would I get the nerve?" Allen admits that he did place his head on Dylan's lap during an August 1992 visit to Farrow's CT house, but he maintains, "I certainly didn't do anything improper to her".

Dylan and her brother Ronan Farrow also slammed the publisher for giving Allen a platform for his memoir. I naturally assumed it was by me and the wolfsbane had finally kicked in; and despite her suggesting [Ronan] was Frank Sinatra's child, I think he's mine, though I'll never really know. "I think it was not only deliberately cruel to me, but also catastrophic for Dylan, as you will later see".

"I still consult her on casting sometimes or any creative problems I might be struggling with", Allen noted in his memoir. "I always answered I'd do it again in a heartbeat", he wrote.

According to the AP, Allen writes in "Apropos of Nothing" that Dylan Farrow's molestation allegation was a result of Mia Farrow's "Ahab-like quest" for revenge against him. "While Mia had gone shopping, after explaining to everyone that I had to be watched carefully, all the kids and the babysitters were in the den watching TV, a room full of people". But the news was met with quick and growing outrage, centered on allegations that Allen abused Dylan Farrow.

Allen's estranged son Ronan Farrow, who did so much to expose Harvey Weinstein, was enraged to learn that his father's book was being published by the same parent company, Hachette Book Group that released his Catch And Kill. The acclaimed book further delved into the MeToo movement.

However, the publisher dropped the book after numerous company's employees staged walkouts in protests. Some disagreed with the publisher's decision, like author Stephen King who is anxious about freedom of speech stating, "It's who gets muzzled next that worries me".

Woody Allen and Soon-Yi reportedly began their relationship in 1991.

But, he writes, "When actual flak did arrive they thoughtfully reassessed their position" and 'dumped the book like it was a hunk of Xenon 135'.

"When speakers are shouted down or even assaulted on campuses simply for having a different point of view, journalists are banned from press conferences and truth is too often dismissed as 'fake news, ' we as publishers prefer to give voice to a respected writer and filmmaker, rather than bow to the politically correct pressures of the modern world", Seaver added. In the 1990s, when Allen and Farrow were fighting over custody of their children, Dershowitz denied allegations by Allen that the attorney had asked him, on behalf of Farrow, for millions of dollars in exchange for the actress dropping allegations that he abused Dylan.

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