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Casey Affleck Accuser Held Docs to Get More Money

7/30/2010 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The producer accusing Casey Affleck of sexual harassment held "key production documents" hostage while she negotiated for more money on the film Casey was directing ... this according to legal documents.

Casey Affleck

In the filing, Affleck's attorney Marty Singer attached documents -- including an email -- in which Amanda White seems to admit to keeping the papers while she attempted to get a higher fee for her work on "I'm Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix."

In the email -- sent to Casey on April 12 -- White says, "I really feel that in good faith, the documents you refer to are my work product, so I would prefer to hold them in trust until we can get the matter of my deal resolved."

In the legal papers, Affleck's attorney refers to White's refusal to return the production documents as "extortionate" -- while White's attorney claims the documents "were insignificant and not needed for months."

White joined the project in December 2008. Sources connected to the production tell TMZ that she began trying to renegotiate her salary in January 2009.

We're told White quit in April 2009, but her compensation negotiations continued until October when her attorneys ended talks.

White filed her sexual harassment suit earlier this month.

As one source put it, "It seems odd that it took 15 months for them to bring this up, and it only happened after negotiations on her compensation stalled."

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Muppet    

Wow! They found Amelia Earhart!

Posted at 9:00 AM on Jul 30, 2010 by BostonGirl

LOL!!!

1554 days ago
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Susie    

Seriously lady, you are fuglyyyyyyyyyyy. There is no way in hell that Casey or Joaquin would sexually harrass if they were passed out drunk. I am sure the stench would have woken then UP!!!
They could walk down any street and get 10's in 5 minutes. Why get a big fast smelly 0 zero like you?? LOL this is the dang funniest lawsuit ever and if you ladies doing these stupid taking up the courts frivilous lawsuits you are going to start being responsible for all these guys attorney fee's. Just some fair warning there.

1554 days ago
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M    

Quite frankly, I can't believe everyone falls for celebrity PR bull, and clever wording. Do we honestly believe that all women who say they've been sexually harassed are lying to get money? As a side note, that photo is probably the result of someone attempting to find the worst possible picture to paint her in a negative light.
The main issue here, though, is that they refused to pay her for her work in producing the film. Sadly, however, that gets skimmed over as tabloids are far more interested in supposed extortion.
You can hate on her all you want, but I firmly believe that White is the true wronged party in the debacle, and anyone who disagrees has put too much faith in biased media.

1515 days ago
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john s.    

I've worked with Casey A. He cheats on his wife and it's not hard to believe that he did all the things he is being accused of.

He thinks he can get away with treating people like **** because he is a celebrity or something.

I hope these women win their lawsuit against him, so that he learns to treat people with more respect!

1511 days ago
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