Casey Affleck settles sex harassment cases

Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:17pm EDT
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By Matthew Belloni

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "I'm Still Here" filmmaker Casey Affleck has settled the sexual harassment cases filed against him by two women who worked on the controversial pseudo-documentary about Joaquin Phoenix.

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.

The 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. Affleck fought back with noted litigator Marty Singer and a crisis PR team. The two sides 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 Los Angeles Times.