Robert De Niro took the stand within the U.S. Courtroom for the Southern District of New York on Monday and vehemently denied allegations of gender discrimination made by his former assistant.
A supply with direct data of the matter instructed the Day by day Caller that Graham Chase Robinson, the previous vp of manufacturing and finance for Robert De Niro’s manufacturing firm Canal Productions, claims she was discriminated towards by De Niro. De Niro reportedly took the stand and passionately shouted, “That is all nonsense!” and denied all allegations made towards him in court docket.
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Robinson started as De Niro’s lead assistant in February 2008 and went on to change into Canal’s VP of manufacturing and finance. She alleges her position was diminished after she got here ahead together with her allegations and claimed this led to her resignation in April 2019, based on a supply who spoke to the Day by day Caller.
Brent Hannafan, accomplice and Co-Chair of the Trial Apply Group at Sanford Heisler Sharp, outlined Robinson’s claims towards De Niro and Canal, which arose from her 11 years of employment with De Niro.
The claims embrace gender discrimination and violation of New York Metropolis Human Rights Legislation, the supply instructed the Day by day Caller.
De Niro rambled on the stand, and was visibly irritated by the place he was in, based on the New York Publish (NYP).
He denied allegations of pressured, undesirable bodily contact and warded off Robinson’s claims he made lewd and sexually suggestive jokes about his use of Viagra, the NYP reported.
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The stress between the well-known actor and Robinson started in August 2019 when De Niro’s firm, Canal Productions, sued Robinson for allegedly misusing her time on the job. She was accused of binge-watching “Mates” and Netflix and allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of De Niro’s frequent flyer miles, based on NYP.
Robinson, in flip, fired again with a $12 million legislation go well with simply two months later, at which level she accused De Niro of subjecting her to sexual harassment and bullying. She mentioned he demanded she work 24/7, based on NYP.
Hannafan instructed the jury De Niro “was a extremely demanding boss,” per NYP.
“He would berate her. He would make her life tough,” he mentioned, based on NYP. “He known as Chase a bitch to her face repeatedly.” (RELATED: REPORT: Feminine Intruder Makes an attempt To Steal Robert DeNiro’s Christmas Presents)
Hannafan accused De Niro of demanding Robinson do questionable issues in entrance of him.
“He requested her to actually scratch [his] again,” he mentioned. Robinson steered he use a again scratcher, however De Niro reportedly mentioned “I like the best way you do it,” NYP famous.
De Niro, who grew to become a dad once more earlier in 2023, is anticipated to be cross-examined Tuesday.