London (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
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.