The streaming platform says “viewers [can] make their own informed work screening decisions. “
HBO Max will not remove Woody Allen’s films from its streaming platform, although HBO is now airing its four-part documentary series “Allen vs. Farrow.” The show examines Dylan Farrow’s allegations of sexual assault against Woody Allen, which left many viewers wondering how HBO could air the series, while broadcasting six of Allen’s films on HBO Max. Allen’s films now available for broadcast are “Scoop,” “Broadway Danny Rose,” “Shadows and Fog,” “Radio Days,” “Another Woman” and “September,” five of which star Mia Farrow.
“These titles will remain available in the library to allow viewers to make their own informed decisions about the screening of the work,” HBO said in a statement to The Wrap.
HBO’s decision to continue airing Allen’s films has angered many industry voices on social media, and Ernest Media Empire journalist Ernest Owens wrote on Twitter: “The white privilege allows Woody Allen to continue playing his films on HBO Max while is now releasing a documentary about his alleged sexual assault. He collects a check while exposing himself on the same platform. Gross. “
“Allen vs. Farrow,” directed by Amy Seering and Kirby Dick, began airing on four parts of HBO last Sunday. Shortly after the first episode aired, Allen and his wife, Soon-Yi Previn, issued a statement condemning the project and the network for airing it.
“These documentarians were not interested in the truth,” said a joint statement from Alan and Previn. “Instead, they spent years secretly collaborating with Farrows and their accomplices to gather work with axes littered with fakes. Woody and Sun-Yi were contacted less than two months ago and were given only a few days to “respond.” Of course, they refused to do so. “
The statement continued, “As has been known for decades, these allegations are completely false. Numerous agencies were investigating them at the time and found that whatever Dylan Farrow was bent on was never an absolute abuse. Unfortunately, it’s no surprise that the broadcast network is HBO – which has an ongoing production deal and a business relationship with Ronan Farrow. Although this crappy hit song may attract attention, it doesn’t change the facts. “
“Allen vs. Farrow” continues airing on Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.