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Woody Allen sues former producer

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May 14, 2001 | 8:26am EDT

Woody Allen has sued longtime friend and producer Jean Doumanian, alleging that she cheated him out of profits from the last eight movies they made together, The Associated Press reports. Doumanian's production company, Sweetland Films, refused to give Allen regular and accurate financial information about his films'earnings, the lawsuit said. Allen's company, Moses Productions Inc., should have received half the "adjusted gross proceeds" of the movies, he alleges. In court papers filed Wednesday at Manhattan's State Supreme Court, Allen alleges not knowing how much Doumanian owes him, for he never received any financial information. Their first production agreement, dated Aug. 1, 1993, is the only proof of their deal in writing, the remaining five were oral agreements or based on the contract for the first three, the lawsuit said.

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