Allen's adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, has long accused him of molesting her in 1992, when she was 7.
The 84-year-old was cleared of the charges, first leveled by his then-partner Mia Farrow, after two separate months-long investigations, and has steadfastly denied the abuse.
The email to Pietsch came the day after Grand Central, another imprint of Hachette, announced that it had acquired Allen's autobiography, titled "Apropos of Nothing", and would publish it on April 7.
"Hachette did not fact check the Woody Allen book", said Farrow in a statement posted on Twitter.
Dylan Farrow called out the publisher early Tuesday, writing in her own statement, "Hachette's publishing of Woody Allen's memoir is deeply unsettling to me personally and an utter betrayal of my brother whose fearless reporting, capitalized on by Hachette, gave voice to numerous survivors of sexual assault by powerful men".
Deadline bills the book as "a comprehensive account of his life, both personal and professional, and describes his work in films, theater, television, nightclubs, and print. Allen also writes of his relationships with family, friends, and the loves of his life".
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Ronan Farrow said in his statement that Hachette had been "wildly unprofessional" and had shown "a lack of ethics and compassion" for victims of sexual abuse.
Her brother Ronan Farrow revived the allegations in 2016 and lashed out at the media for failing to ask hard questions about the director.
Pietsch has responded that Hachette's different book divisions-as a rule, run independent of each other-saying, "We do not allow anyone's publishing program to interfere with anyone else's", and followed up that HBG publishes "thousands of books" each year.
Farrow alleged, "Hachette did not fact check the Woody Allen book". Farrow won a Pulitzer Prize for his #MeToo reporting on producer Harvey Weinstein, and for years has been estranged from his father, as is Ronan's mother, Mia Farrow, who starred in "The Purple Rose of Cairo", "Hannah and Her Sisters" and other Allen movies. "Our job as a publisher is to help the author achieve what they have set out to do in the creation of their book".
Farrow also echoed his sister's statement that she was not contacted by fact checkers to verify the book's contents or respond to Allen's denials of sexual abuse. "Grand Central publishing believes strongly that there's a large audience that wants to hear the story of Woody Allen's life as told by Woody Allen himself", he said.
Actress Rose McGowan, one of Weinstein's most vocal accusers, called Hachette's decision to publish the memoir "an evil double cross".