Despite the fact heâ€™s suing them for millions of dollars, American Apparel loves Woody Allen. After all, that is why they put him on their billboards without permission in the first place. Still, the LA clothing manufacturer remains firm, claiming that Allenâ€™s image isnâ€™t worth all the money heâ€™s asking for, especially not after his scandalous marriage to Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of his former girlfriend, Mia Farrow.
Earlier this week, new court papers were filed indicating Dov Charneyâ€™s legal team is set to prove that â€œMr. Allen is not an appropriate person to discuss any value of any endorsement.â€ In addition to documents on his relationship with Previn, possibly including nude photos, their evidence includes Mia Farrowâ€™s 1997 memoir which claims Allen couldnâ€™t remember the names of pets, doctors, teachers and friends, or the fact that their son had cerebral palsy.
Gothamist obtained an internal memo from American Apparel that claims the billboards were “intended to be a social statement not an ad” about “what media scandal feels like and how quickly the truth gets lost,” which boils down to the clothing company starting a new conflict to deal with an old one, Dov Charney’s sexual harassment lawsuits. The memo also denies requesting nude photos of Soon-Yi Previn and then goes on to describe Charneyâ€™s love for Allen and good intentions in using his image without asking, which probably doesnâ€™t carry much weight when the case goes to trial on May 18th.