Defendant Intends To Attack Woody's Personal Life
Woody Allen has accused lawyers for American Apparel of launching a "scorched earth" defense against his $10-million lawsuit against the clothing company. Allen had claimed in his suit that by using his image on billboards and its website, American Apparel had damaged his reputation. Allen does not endorse products. But lawyer Stuart Slotnick, representing the company, said, in effect, that Allen had no reputation to defend, citing the scandal over his breakup with actress Mia Farrell over his relationship with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, whom Allen later married. Slotnick has asked for documents concerning the scandal and information about any endorsement requests that were subsequently withdrawn. The founder of American Apparel, Dov Charney, has also been embroiled in scandal -- fending off sexual harassment allegations by several employees.