Published: Fri, October 04, 2019
Life&Culture | By Roxanne Clark

De Niro's Former Employee Accuses Actor of Discrimination

De Niro's Former Employee Accuses Actor of Discrimination

In her suit, Robinson claimed that the previous lawsuit came after her attorney had notified De Niro's team that she was contemplating a lawsuit against the actor.

"For many, the "good old days" were really the bad old days".

Robert De Niro has been accused of gender discrimination in a new $12 million counter-lawsuit from a female ex-employee.

"Robert De Niro is someone who has clung to old mores".

Graham Chase Robinson, a former aide to actor Robert De Niro, is suing her former employer for his allegedly sexist behavior.

De Niro actually sued her first back in August, claiming she watched 55 episodes of "Friends" during a 4-day period and used the company credit card to get fancy lunches.

Canal's lawsuit alleged Robinson misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars, converted millions of the company's frequent flyer miles for her personal use, paid herself from Canal's petty cash account for personal and luxury items and "loafed during working hours, binge-watching astounding hours of TV shows on Netflix".

The latest round of explosive claims hit as De Niro is appearing in two major film releases - "Joker", a comic-book adaptation that opens on Friday, and "The Irishman", a gangster epic that is considered to be an Oscar frontrunner.

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Robinson alleges the violation of several statutes in her claims for damages, including New York State fair pay laws, federal wage laws and New York City human rights laws.

"Ms. Robinson has no choice but.to send him a message: the Harvey Weinsteins of this world should realize their approach is extinct".

"The results have been devasting to Ms. Robinson".

According to the suit, De Niro reportedly referred to Robinson as a "bitch" and a "brat". "The lawsuit is replete with "clickbait" allegations that falsely characterize Ms. Robinson as a loafer, a thief, and a miscreant", the lawsuit reads.

Robinson, who's 37, said she endured years of gender discrimination and harassment as De Niro made sexually charged comments, was verbally abusive and treated her as his "office wife" while she was an executive assistant and eventual Vice President of Production and Finance.

An irate-sounding caller can be heard saying, "You f***ing don't answer my calls? You're f***ing history. How dare you f***ing disrespect me".

A spokesperson for De Niro did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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