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Woody Allen's memoir gets dropped after backlash

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A memoir by film director Woody Allen has been dropped by publishers Hachette Book Group after its employees staged a walkout in protest at the plan. Staff said they stood in solidarity with Ronan and Dylan Farrow, Allen's estranged children, as well as other victims of alleged sexual assault; Dylan Farrow accuses Allen of having molested her in the 1990s. Last year, Hachette Book Group published Ronan Farrow's best-selling book, "Catch and Kill", about the #MeToo movement. Earlier this week, Farrow blasted the company for not informing him about the project to publish Allen's memoir.

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