NEW YORK (AP) -- Woody Allen said a former producer and close friend withheld millions of dollars from him, and "it was too much money to just cavalierly walk away."
Allen, 66, is suing Jean Doumanian, her boyfriend and their production companies for more than $10 million over eight movies they made together.
Allen testified Tuesday that two years ago, suing Jean Doumanian would have been "unthinkable." He said he was reluctant to press her for money because of their friendship.
"I felt (the money) was safe," Allen said in his second day on the stand in state Supreme Court. "These were very, very good friends of mine and I felt it was as safe as in any bank."
When Allen did ask for an accounting of his movies' profits, "They were, surprising to me, evasive about it," he testified. "Jean would say, 'Don't worry. We wouldn't do anything to take advantage of you."'
Later, he said she told him: "There's no money owed to you. ... Trust me. Zero."
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