By Alynda Wheat
Updated May 05, 2009 at 05:48 AM EDT

Woody Allen is asking a New York City judge to keep his wife, Soon-Yi Previn, and former lover, Mia Farrow, from testifying in his $10 million lawsuit against retailer American Apparel, the Associated Press reports. Allen filed suit against the clothier last year after the company used still footage from his 1977 multiple-Oscar winning film Annie Hall in one of its advertisements without his permission. American Apparel’s lawyer Stuart Slotnick maintains that the company could not have damaged the director’s image because he’s already done so himself, referring to Allen’s controversial marriage to Previn, Farrow’s daughter. “After the various sex scandals that Woody Allen has been associated with, corporate America’s desire to have Woody Allen endorse their product is not what he may believe it is,” Slotnick said. American Apparel intends to call several witnesses close to Allen, including his sister. Allen has stated that the company is trying to “harass” and “intimidate” him.