Robert De Niro Appears in Court for Defamation Trial: ‘Give Me a Break’

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 30: Actor Robert De Niro arrives at federal court on October 30, 2023 in New York City. De Niro sued his former assistant Graham Chase Robinson for stealing millions of frequent-flyer miles and binge-watching”Friends” and Netflix on the job. Robinson then counter-sued for $12 million, alleging verbal harassment and discrimination.

“Give me a break with this stuff,” De Niro said toward the end of his second day of fielding questions from the lawyer, Andrew Macurdy. “You got us all here for this?” “I don’t take liberties with people who work for me,” De Niro went on to say, while noting that the trial was “so ridiculous, I don’t know what to say…She implies that she’s out in front of the building on her knees scrubbing the floor.”

Despite the denial of lewdness, De Niro did admit that he had, at times, “berated” Robinson. According to a report from the trial from“Yeah, fine, I berated her,” said De Niro, while also acknowledging that he had called Robinson “petulant,” “snippy” and a “f——g spoiled brat” at times.

“I’ve raised my voice,” De Niro said. “I don’t yell. You wanna dispute that? That’s one thing I don’t do.”In 2008, Robinson began working as an executive assistant to De Niro, and would end up as the Vice President for Production and Finance at De Niro’s Canal Productions by 2019, when she left the company.

After leaving, the company sued Robinson for $6 million, alleging that she would spend her work days watching Netflix, charged personal meals and other items to the company’s credit card, and most importantly, had transferred more than $450,000 in airline miles from the company to herself as she left.

As a result, Robinson counter-sued Canal Productions for $12 million. In her lawsuit, Robinson alleged that De Niro and the production company was in violation of New York City’s Human Rights Law, and said that the legendary actor had directed sexist comments at her, and had also forced her to do “stereotypically female job duties that were inconsistent with her job title,” (viaAnthony Nash has been writing about games and the gaming industry for nearly a decade.

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