Woody Allen decided that on top of everything happening in 2020 that now was the right time to release his memoir, Apropos Of Nothing. While it was originally set to be released by Hatchett Book Group (which ironically also published Allen's estranged son Ronan Farrow's book, Catch And Kill), employees and authors objected and staged walk outs, so the book was dropped. It was quickly picked up by Arcade Books and hit the shelves despite outrage.
Allen addressed the publishing controversy in the book, claiming that he was confident it "would land somewhere because you can’t keep the truth bottled up forever."
"Hachette read the book and loved it and despite me being a toxic pariah and menace to society, they vowed to stand firm should things hit the fan. When actual flak did arrive they thoughtfully reassessed their position, concluding that perhaps courage was not the virtue it was cracked up to be and there was a lot to be said for cowering."