Sexual Harassment Case Filed Against Casey Affleck
A sexual harassment case was filed by a producer of Casey Affleck‘s upcoming documentary about actor Joaquin Phoenix.
Amanda White filed a 2 million dollar lawsuit against Affleck.
She alleges that she had to undergo “uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace” and that “he grabbed her in a hostile manner in an effort to intimidate her into complying.”
She also said that she was not given her producing fee, which is around 50,000 USD, after she refused to go to a hotel room with Affleck. The amount, she claimed, were verbally agreed upon with Affleck.
The documentary, I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix, is not the first time that Affleck and White worked together. They previously worked together in Good Will Hunting, which starred brother Ben Affleck. Phoenix, meanwhile, is the Affleck’s brother-in-law.
A litigator to Affleck, Michael Plonsker, has already denied the allegations. He said that White was no longer part of the production for over a year now.