A choose ordered actor Robert De Niro’s firm, Canal Productions, to pay his former assistant $1.2 million after discovering his company responsible for gender discrimination and retaliation, a supply with direct data confirmed to the Each day Caller.
The New York jury decided De Niro was not personally liable, however did maintain his firm accountable in courtroom on Thursday. His former assistant, Graham Robinson, was fully exonerated and located not responsible of any of the claims made towards her, based on a supply with direct data who spoke to the Each day Caller. The 2 events have been entangled in authorized issues since Robinson stop in April 2019.
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The choose ordered Canal Productions to concern two funds to Robinson, every within the quantity of $632,142, the supply confirmed.
De Niro attended three days of the two-week trial, two of which had been spent on the witness stand. He was not in attendance within the courtroom when the decision was learn aloud on Thursday.
Robinson testified that De Niro and his girlfriend, Tiffany Chen, ganged up towards her and turned her job right into a “nightmare,” citing that she was requested to carry out duties outdoors of her duties and was berated and degraded by De Niro.
De Niro’s legal professional, Richard Schoenstein, stated he’ll search the discount of the charge awarded to Robinson by submitting post-trial motions. Robinson’s legislation agency, Sanford Heisler Sharp, issued a press release on behalf of chairman David Sanford shortly after the decision was learn. (RELATED: ‘A Scorching Mess’: Robert De Niro’s Girlfriend Goes After ‘Imply-Spirited’ Ex-Assistant Throughout Trial)
“We’re delighted that the jury noticed what we noticed and returned a verdict in Chase Robinson’s favor towards Robert De Niro’s firm, Canal Productions,” they stated, a supply informed the Each day Caller.
“Not solely did Ms. Robinson win her case towards Canal however the jury fully vindicated Ms. Robinson by discovering De Niro’s claims towards her to be with out benefit,” he stated.