On Thursday, dozens of Hachette employees in New York held a noon walk in protest of the company’s decision to publish Allen’s book.
In a statement Friday, Hachette said he had had “extensive” conversations with staff and others and concluded that publishing the book “would not be feasible.”
“The decision to cancel Allen’s book was a difficult one,” the statement said. “At HBG we take our relationships with authors very seriously and do not lightly cancel books. We have published and will continue to publish many challenging books.”
Allen’s representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Dylan Farrow and his brother, journalist Ronan Farrow, had both criticized Hachette’s plan to release their father’s book. I was “deeply saddened by the decision,” Dylan Farrow wrote on Twitter earlier this month.
Allen has denied the allegation by Dylan Farrow, also made by her mother, Mia Farrow, who appeared in Allen’s films and was his longtime partner.
Allen has not been charged. He is the winner of four Oscars, including best director for 1977’s “Annie Hall,” which also won best picture.
Hachette Book Group is a unit of SCA Lagardere.