Casey Affleck is being sued for allegedly making "uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances" on the set of his upcoming Joaquin Pheonix documentary.
Producer Amanda White claims the actor/director sexually harassed her during the filming of the doco, I'm Still Here. White alleges she was also denied her $50,000 producer fee after she refused to spend the night in a hotel room with him.
"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 suit 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?'"
It is also alleged Affleck held a shoot in his suite at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas, where White and a female cinematographer, Magdalena Gorka, discovered that Affleck had "procured the services of several prostitutes, including male transvestites."
Sounds like an art piece right? Well, White claims in the suit that the prostitutes were "for his personal gratification and ... (had nothing to do with the purpose of the project."
The 19-page lawsuit demands in excess of $2 million. Of course, it has prompted an angry response from the Oscar-nominated Affleck, who is married and has two children to Joaquin's sister, actress Summer Pheonix.
A litigator for Affleck and his production company Flemmy Prods told Hollywood Reporter: "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."