Allen was never charged in the case and Connecticut prosecutors said this week there is no current investigation into the allegations.
While it is unclear how the controversy might affect the film's Oscar fortunes, awards handicappers say they can't rule out a negative impact.
Principal photography for the film began on May 19, 1976 on the South Fork of Long Island, and filming continued periodically for the next ten months.
Allen has described the result, which marked his first collaboration with cinematographer Gordon Willis, as "a major turning point", in that unlike the farces and comedies that were his work to that point, it introduced a new level of seriousness.
So all of a sudden we're seeing these allegations surface again, and one has to wonder why," Abramowitz told NBC's "Today" show."He is innocent," he said.
"The case is over - there is no case."The campaign for Allen comes as the 6,000-plus members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences prepare to vote for the Oscars next week, ahead of the March 2 ceremony.
'Woody started taking her to basketball games, and Mia would reportedly tell her to stop dressing up for them as if she were going to a disco.' 'Not related': Allen insists his private controversies bear no relation to his art.
Film critic Roger Ebert called it "just about everyone's favorite Woody Allen movie".
Forty-two year old Isaac Davis has a romanticized view of his hometown, New York City, most specifically Manhattan, as channeled through the lead character in the first book he is writing, despite his own Manhattan-based life being more of a tragicomedy.
The one somewhat positive aspect of his life is that he is dating a young woman named Tracy, although she is only seventeen and still in high school. The problem was solved by making the area above and below the frame gray. Eh uh, no, make that he, he romanticized it all out of proportion. To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin. I won't rework the thorough comments which preceded mine here, because all the accolades I would give this film are stated quite eloquently.
Largely because of their differences a big part of which is due to their ages, he does not see a long term future with her. The regulations have since been changed and letterboxing with black borders is now permitted. It is his best film; it does contain brilliant insights into human nature; it is visually breathtaking.