Staff at publishing house Little, Brown and Company staged a walkout on Thursday (05Mar20) to protest plans to release Woody Allen’s memoir.
The walkout comes days after journalist Ronan Farrow slammed bosses at the Hachette Book Group, who published his recent hit Catch and Kill, for agreeing to publish his estranged father’s autobiography, Apropos of Nothing.
He claimed the publishers went behind his back to strike a deal with his dad, who has been accused of molesting Ronan’s sister, Dylan.
“I’ve also told Hachette that a publisher that would conduct itself in this way is one I can’t work with in good conscience,” Farrow wrote on Twitter earlier this week.
Little, Brown & Company is an imprint of Hachette Book Group.
The publishing house’s CEO, Michael Pietsch, tried to stage a meeting with staff on Thursday but employees walked out when several senior staff members refused to join him.
“The staff felt so strongly about this and wanted to do this for Ronan, Dylan and all survivors of sexual assault,” a source tells the New York Post.
Dylan Farrow claims Allen sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, when she was seven. The filmmaker has repeatedly denied her allegations.
The ongoing drama has stalled film releases and, until now, the publication of Woody’s memoirs.
– Cover Media1