Because everybody wants to hear words from accused child molester Woody Allen, who continues to maintain his innocence, he is putting out his memoirs. Yesterday Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced they will be publishing Woody’s book, entitled Apropos of Nothing, on April 7th. According to USA Today, Woody’s memoirs almost happened in 2003 after negotiating a big, expensive payday with Penguin Publishing, but, at the last minute, he changed his mind. Recently, he’d been shopping the book around to publishers, many of whom rejected it because of #MeToo concerns.
via USA Today:
“The book is a comprehensive account of his life, both personal and professional, and describes his work in films, theater, television, nightclubs, and print,” according to Grand Central. “Allen also writes of his relationships with family, friends, and the loves of his life.”
Financial terms were not disclosed for the book, which Grand Central quietly acquired a year ago, and a spokesman declined to provide further details about the book’s contents. In addition to the U.S., “Apropos of Nothing” will be released in Canada, Italy, France, Germany and Spain, followed by releases in “countries around the world.” Allen will do “several interviews” for the book, Grand Central announced.
Oh goody, we’ll get to see lots of Woody’s face in the near future. Dylan Farrow, who has long accused Woody of sexually assaulting her as a child, posted a response on Twitter. She finds news of the book “deeply upsetting”, and an “utter betrayal” to her brother, Ronan Farrow. Because TWIST: Hachette Book Group is the same company that published Ronan’s recent perv hunting book, Catch and Kill. Here’s Dylan’s tweet:
— Dylan Farrow (@RealDylanFarrow) March 3, 2020
So add Hachette to the list of Farrow family enemies/Woody-believers (or Woody-money-lovers). They join the likes of Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Diane Keaton, and Javier Bardem. Yep, I’m sure all these declarations of support will age super well.