A former producer on the Joaquin Phoenix documentary film sued director Casey Affleck, brother of Ben Affleck, alleging hostile work environment and quid pro quo.

Meanwhile, a former assistant prop master on “House, M.D.” alleged hostile work environment, discrimination, and retaliation.

Last but not least, a former extra on “Bones,” who is an aspiring actress and is represented by Gloria Allred, alleges actor David Boreanz sexually harassed her.

But it’s not necessarily all bad news for the entertainment industry. Maybe Lifetime can make a movie or two out of it. Seriously, though, without judging the truth of the allegations (all or most of which have been denied), the entertainment business has a long history of alleged problems with sexual harassment and retaliation. And any company that ignores harassment claims does so at its extreme peril.

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