Woody Allen's films will remain on HBO Max after the controversy

As was to be expected, the documentary was broadcast Allen v Farrow, which focuses on allegations of harassment leveled by Mia Farrow against her ex-boyfriend and which targeted her then seven-year-old daughter Dylan, sparked the cauldron of controversy around the director, despite being cleared of the charges.

Following the airing of the documentary, which we recall shows only one side of the story, the one told by the Farrow, many have asked the platform that produced it, or HBO, to remove Woody Allen's films from their digital library on HBO Max. However, the platform reiterated that it won't remove Woody Allen's six films at all present in the catalog to allow everyone to "make their own informed decisions".

"Those titles will remain available in the catalog to allow viewers to form their own and informed idea about projecting the work".

In fact, many had taken to Twitter for raise their accusations to the director after watching the documentary, clearly biased; journalist Ernest Owens wrote: "White privilege is allowing Woody Allen's films to remain on HBO while there is a documentary about his alleged sexual abuse there. He is cashing a check while simultaneously being charged on the same platform. How disgusting".

Another writes sarcastically: "Which Woody Allen movie does the algorithm recommend to you after you finish the documentary?".

In a long statement released yesterday, Woody Allen and Soon-Yi unreservedly condemned the documentary Allen v Farrow, asserting that there is nothing true in that work:

"These documentarians have no interest in seeking the truth. Instead, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their abilities to put together a job full of falsehoods. Woody and Soon-Yi were contacted less than two months ago and only given a few days to 'respond'. Obviously they have decided to decline the offer. As has been known for decades, these allegations are categorically false. Several agencies investigated the case at the time and concluded that, despite what Dylan Farrow might believe, no abuse of any kind ever occurred. Sadly it's no surprise that the network that decided to air it is HBO, che has a stable working relationship with Ronan Farrow. While its shoddy success may attract attention, it won't change the facts".

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