It wouldn’t be Hollywood if there wasn’t some new scandal about some pervy dude wanting to get his greasy paws all over someone. In this week’s edition, Casey Affleck plays the pervy dude. The Herald Sun reports,
Casey Affleck is being sued by producer Amanda White, who claims he sexually harassed her during the filming of his upcoming Joaquin Pheonix documentary I’m Still Here.
Amanda White alleges that Oscar-nominated Affleck made “uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances” and she was 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?’”
In another alleged incident, Affleck arranged for 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.”
She 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, filed in an Los Angeles court, demands at least $2 million.
Affleck, 34, who is married to Joaquin’s sister, actress Summer Pheonix, with whom he has two sons: Indiana, 6, and Atticus, 2, has fired off an angry response.
In response, Michael Plonsker, 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.”
Male transvestites? Well it’s all clear to me now. Casey just wanted Amanda hug n’ kiss. Bah-doom-BAH!