The Casey Affleck Lawsuits Keep Rolling In…

August 2nd, 2010 // Leave a Comment

A second woman has now filed suit against Casey Affleck, saying that he sexually harassed her while working on a documentary film about Joaquin Phoenix.

The $2.25 million lawsuit being was filed Friday afternoon in Los Angeles Superior Court, where cinematographer Magdalena Gorka says Affleck engaged in a pattern of harassing behavior and refused to pay or credit her when the abuse forced her to leave the project.

The allegations sounds awfully similar to another lawsuit filed last Friday by Amanda White, a producer who says she left the movie after witnessing shocking behavior and after refusing to sleep in a hotel room with Affleck.

Affleck has strenuously denied the allegations in the White case, threatening to countersue the producer and filing court papers this week to move the case to private arbitration. Affleck attorney Marty Singer told THR yesterday that White has “continuously used different threats and outrageous demands in order to request compensation she was not legally entitled to receive.”

Read after the jump for the allegations!

Gorka states that one night they all stayed at Phoenix’s apartment, and
the actor took the couch and she was in the bed. “During the middle of
the night, [Gorka] awoke to find Affleck lying in the bed next to her,”
the lawsuit alleges. “Unbeknownst to [Gorka], Affleck had entered the
bedroom while she was asleep and crawled into the bed. When she woke up,
Affleck was curled up next to her in the bed wearing only his underwear
and a t-shirt. He had his arm around her, was caressing her back, his
face was within inches of hers and his breath reeked of alcohol.”

She said she told him to get out of bed, he stormed out in anger and she
left the project the next day and has been unable to find work since.

Gorka says she ultimately left the project again, after which Affleck
allegedly refused to honor their oral agreement that she would be paid a
$300 per-day fee and a deferred $700-a-day fee when the film sold to a
distributor (Magnolia bought the film in July and plans to release it in
the fall). She says she’s also been stripped of her “director of
photography” credit.

By Justin Thompson

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