Casey Affleck settles sex harassment cases
Amanda White, Magdalena Gorka to receive credit on doc"I'm Still Here" filmmaker Casey Affleck has settled the sexual harassment cases filed against him by two women who worked on the controversial psuedo-documentary. Both producer Amanda White and cinematographer Magdalena Gorka are receiving credit on the film, but neither side would comment when asked to reveal financial terms.
"The disputes between Flemmy Productions, LLC and Casey Affleck with Amanda White and Magdalena Gorka in connection with the film 'I'm Still Here' have been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties and the lawsuits are being dismissed," the Affleck camp said in a statement.
As THR first reported, the two women sued Affleck in July for $2 million and $2.25 million, respectively, claiming all sorts of outrageous behavior on the set of his documentary about his brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix. Affleck then hired litigator Marty Singer and a crisis PR team to vigorously defend him and production outfit Flemmy Prods.
The two sides (the women are repped by Brian Procel at Miller Barondess) held a secret mediation a few weeks ago, which led to the deadline to file key documents in the case being extended, and, finally, a settlement that was first reported by the L.A. Times.