Casey Affleck dismisses sexual harassment claims

July 27th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 27 (ANI): Actor Casey Affleck has dismissed claims that he has sexually harassed the producer of his documentary film, ‘Joaquin Phoenix: I’m Still Here”.

In a statement, he called the allegations by Amanda White “preposterous and without merit”, reports the BBC.

White, a producer on the film, claimed Affleck refused to pay her salary because she would not spend the night in a hotel room with him.

Her 2m dollars (1.3m pounds) legal action has been filed in Los Angeles.

Ms White said she was forced to endure inappropriate behaviour during production of ‘Joaquin Phoenix: I’m Still Here’, including “uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace”.

However, Affleck’s lawyer Michael Plonsker said: “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,” Plonsker added. (ANI)

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