Actor Casey Affleck is being sued for $2 million in a sexual harassment lawsuit by a producer that worked on the Joaquin Phoenix documentary about his trying to become a rap star.
Amanda White claims that Casey Affleck, brother to Ben Affleck, acted inappropriately when he directed I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix. White says she dealt with “uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace.”
But Affleck is hitting back and his lawyer, Michael Plonsker, states, “The allegations brought upon our clients are preposterous and without merit. Ms. White was terminated from the production over a year ago. She and her lawyers believe that this maliciously and erroneously filed complaint will cause the producers to succumb to her outrageous and baseless demands. She is mistaken.”
Adds Plonsker: “The complaint will be vigorously defended and cross-claims will be filed against her.”
In her complaint White alleges Affleck, 34, referred to women as “cows” and openly discussed his sexual trysts in front of her. White also said that Casey and Joaquin took over her hotel room in Costa Rica to entertain two ladies and that Affleck tried to get her to sleep with him in San Francisco.
Casey Affleck is married to Joaquin’s sister, Summer Phoenix. The couple has been married since 2006.
White also said that Casey became “hostile and aggressive” when she refused and “violently grabbed her arm in an effort to intimidate her into staying.”
White is suing Affleck for sexual harassment, breach of oral contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She also said Affleck owes her money for her work as a producer.
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