Amanda White sues Casey Affleck for sexual harassment -- it's an epidemic
Amanda White, a producer on Casey Affleck's documentary "I'm Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix," has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court, according to THR, Esq. She cites claims of lurid sexual harassment and a denial of her producing fee after she refused to spend the night with Affleck in a hotel room.
"On one occasion, Affleck instructed a crew member to take off his pants in order to show [White] his penis, even after [White] objected," the complaint alleges. "Affleck repeatedly referred to women as 'cows;' he discussed his sexual exploits and those of other celebrities that he allegedly witnessed; and asked [White], after learning her age, 'Isn't it about time you get pregnant?'" White previously worked with Casey Affleck's brother Ben Affleck when she was an assistant on "Good Will Hunting" and "Reindeer Games"
This is the third sexual harassment case in recent months. David Boreanaz has been accused of sexual harassment by "Bones" extra Kristina Hagan and Nicollette Sheridan is alleging sexual harassment from "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry. "Housewives" network ABC is vigorously denying the allegations.
[UPDATE: A representative for Casey Affleck has released this statement: "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. The complaint will be vigorously defended and cross-claims will be filed against her."]
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