Casey Affleck accused of sexual harassment

Last Updated: Jul 24, 2010, 19:46 PM IST

London: Hollywood actor Casy Affleck has been accused of sexual harassment by the producer of his documentary about brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix.

The younger brother of superstar Ben Affleck who is married to Joaquin`s younger sister Summer, has been accused of making "uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances" by producer Amanda White.

She alleges that she had to endure his advances while making the movie, which chronicles Phoenix`s attempt to become a rap star, reported Daily Mail online. In court documents, she claims Affleck referred to women as "cows" and discussed his sexual exploits in front of her.

The producer also alleges Affleck took over her hotel room in Costa Rica one night to entertain two women. She also accuses the director of attempting to get her to spend the night with him in his hotel room in San Francisco, California.

Affleck`s lawyer Michael Plonsker said in a statement, "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."

PTI

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