Disgraced director Woody Allen has introduced a forthcoming essay assortment a 12 months after a bombshell HBO documentary shed new gentle on sexual abuse allegations leveled in opposition to him.
On Wednesday, Skyhorse Publishing’s Arcade imprint confirmed it could quickly launch Allen’s first compilation of quick comedic essays in 15 years. The scorned filmmaker’s newest ebook, “Zero Gravity,” hits cabinets June 7.
Arcade’s announcement comes within the wake of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s “Allen v. Farrow,” a four-part documentary collection detailing Allen’s alleged predatory sexual conduct towards his daughter, Dylan Farrow. All through the Emmy-nominated challenge, 35-year-old Farrow repeatedly accuses her adopted father of sexually abusing her as a toddler — a declare Allen has constantly denied.
In 2020, Skyhorse picked up Allen’s memoir “Apropos of Nothing” after mainstream publishing conglomerate Hachette Ebook Group dropped the title amid a wave of criticism. Lately, Skyhorse has developed a popularity for publishing divisive authors — similar to Allen, disbarred lawyer Michael Cohen and creator Blake Bailey, who was accused of rape — when nobody else will.
“Zero Gravity” marks Allen’s fifth assortment of humorous works, following 1971’s “Getting Even,” 1975’s “With out Feathers,” 1980’s “Facet Results” and 2007’s “Mere Anarchy.” On the backside of Arcade’s press launch for the ebook is a disclaimer stating that Allen’s writing is “to not be taken significantly, however, as with every true humor, not all of the laughs are weightless.”
This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Occasions.