Female producers defend Casey Affleck in sexual harassment suit

August 4th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Aug 4 (ANI): Casey Affleck’s female producers have come to his defence in his battle with two women who claim they were sexually harassed while working on a documentary with him.

Cinematographer Magdalena Gorka is suing Ben Affleck’s brother for 2.5 million dollars, accusing him of getting into bed with her and fondling her while she slept in an apartment in New York.

Producer Amanda White, suing for 2 million dollars, claims she encountered “uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances” while filming ‘I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix’.

She alleges she had to endure “an impromptu shoot in a Las Vegas hotel room filled with hookers and transvestites.”

However, associate producer Nicole Acacio said: “I got to know both Amanda and Magdalena to some degree. I never saw anything out of the ordinary either on or off set, and certainly nothing like what they described in their suits,” reports the New York Post.

“I was in Las Vegas at that shoot, and I never saw anything like that happen. Casey’s wife and his children were in town with him. Casey is a great guy, and it’s clear that he’s a very warm, family-centric person.

“The real Casey isn’t the one who was described in these suits. Nothing I’ve ever witnessed would lead me to think he could ever do anything like that,” she added.

A female editor on the movie, on conditions of anonymity, added: “These lawsuits are contrary to everything that I personally know about Casey.” (ANI)

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