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Doumanian countersues Allen

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Jun 26, 2001 | 8:23am EDT

Jean Doumanian, sued in May by director Woody Allen for allegedly cheating him out of profits on his movies, has countersued Allen, claiming she overpaid him for his work. Allen originally sued his longtime friend and producer because she had breached financial agreements and had not paid him his share of profits for the eight movies they had made together since 1993. In court papers filed Monday, Doumanian said that her company, Sweetland Films, began financing Allen movies because TriStar, his former production studio, backed out after the scandal in Allen's personal life involving his then-girlfriend Mia Farrow, The Associated Press reported. A spokesperson for Allen, Leslee Dart, said that Allen would not comment on the details of the lawsuit.

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