HBO Max Will Not Remove Woody Allen Movies from Streaming

The streaming platform says “viewers [can] make their very own knowledgeable choices about screening the work.”

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow in “Shadows and Fog,” now streaming on HBO Max
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HBO Max is not going to take away Woody Allen films from its streaming platform, regardless of HBO now airing its four-part documentary collection “Allen v. Farrow.” The show examines Dylan Farrow’s accusations of sexual abuse towards Woody Allen, which has left many viewers puzzled over how HBO might air the collection whereas additionally streaming six of Allen’s films on HBO Max. The Allen films now obtainable to stream are “Scoop,” “Broadway Danny Rose,” “Shadows and Fog,” “Radio Days,” “Another Woman,” and “September,” 5 of which star Mia Farrow.
“These titles will stay obtainable within the library to permit viewers to make their very own knowledgeable choices about screening the work,” HBO stated in a press release to The Wrap.
HBO’s determination to proceed streaming Allen’s movies drew ire from many business voices on social media, with Ernest Media Empire journalist Ernest Owens writing on Twitter, “White privilege is letting Woody Allen hold his movies taking part in on HBO Max, whereas now operating a documentary about his alleged sexual abuse. He’s gathering a verify, whereas concurrently getting uncovered on the identical platform. Gross.”

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“Allen v. Farrow,” directed by Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick, started its four-part run on HBO this previous Sunday. Soon after the primary episode’s airing, Allen and his spouse Soon-Yi Previn issued a press release condemning the venture and the community for airing it.
“These documentarians had little interest in the reality,” Allen and Previn’s joint assertion reads. “Instead, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to place collectively a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods. Woody and Soon-Yi have been approached lower than two months in the past and given solely a matter of days ‘to reply.’ Of course, they declined to take action.”

The assertion continues, “As has been identified for many years, these allegations are categorically false. Multiple businesses investigated them on the time and located that, no matter Dylan Farrow might have been led to consider, completely no abuse had ever taken place. It is unfortunately unsurprising that the community to air that is HBO — which has a standing manufacturing deal and enterprise relationship with Ronan Farrow. While this shoddy hit piece might achieve consideration, it doesn’t change the details.”
“Allen v. Farrow” continues airing Sunday nights at 9pm ET on HBO.

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