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UPDATE: The plaintiffs filed to have their lawsuits dismissed with prejudice on Oct. 4.

Joaquin Phoenix is still here, but Casey Affleck's legal troubles have gone by the wayside.

Affleck, whose documentary about Phoenix's absurdist foray into hip-hop artistry opened in limited release last week, has settled two sexual harassment suits filed against him by women who worked on the film.

Financial specifics are under wraps, but the plaintiffs are at least getting credit where credit's due.

Amanda White and Magdalena Gorka, who both said that they had no choice but to quit and then never got paid, will be justly credited for their work on the film, White as a producer and Gorka as cinematographer.

"The connection with the film I'm Still Here have been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties and the lawsuits are being dismissed," Affleck's rep said, per the Hollywood Reporter.

White sued Affleck and his Flemmy Productions in July, claiming she was subjected to vulgar treatment on the set and that Affleck on one occasion hired hookers to show up just to screw with her and Gorka. She was seeking $2 million in damages, saying she was never paid an agreed-upon $50,000 for her work on the film.

Gorka followed suit a week later, backing up White's claims and alleging that Affleck drunkenly tried to get into bed with her on one occasion when the crew was crashing at someone's apartment while shooting in Manhattan. She wanted $2.5 million.

Affleck's camp called both lawsuits "preposterous and without merit."


Joaquin Phoenix is returning to the scene of the crimeThe Late Show With David Letterman—on Sept. 22. Relive what made his last visit so memorable right here.

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