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Casey Affleck Faces Second Harassment Suit

A second woman has come forward to accuse actor/filmmaker Casey Affleck of sexual harassment. Magdalena Gorka, a cinematographer for Affleck's upcoming Joaquin Phoenix documentary, alleges that Affleck refused to pay her for work after she pushed back against his on-set sexual advances and derisive comments. The lawsuit reads, in part, "During the middle of the night, [Gorka] awoke to find Affleck lying in the bed next to her...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." After departing the project, Affleck allegedly refused to pay her for her work and took away her "director of photography" credit.