Robert De Niro subjected female employee to creepy and abusive behavior: lawsuit

Robert De Niro subjected female employee to creepy and abusive behavior: lawsuit

Robert De Niro subjected female employee to creepy and abusive behavior: lawsuit

The lawsuit came six weeks after De Niro's company, Canal Productions, sought $6 million from Robinson in state court.

Robinson's allegations against the "Taxi Driver" star are levied in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court for gender discrimination and wage violations.

Robinson says that De Niro made her his "office wife" and engaged in inappropriate conduct.

Robinson claims that De Niro made unwanted physical contact when he would direct her to scratch his back, button his shirts, fix his collars, tie his ties, and prod him awake when he was in bed.

Canal's lawsuit alleged Robinson misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars and abused her position. "De Niro also stood idly by while his friend slapped Ms. Robinson on her buttocks". Robison is seeking $12 million.

The former employee Robert De Niro sued in August is returning the favor with a lawsuit of her own.

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

De Niro allegedly called Robinson degrading and sexist names, such as "b**ch and brat", and was described in the suit as having referred to a female business partner as a "c**t" in Robinson's presence.

Robinson slams the actor for clinging to outdated views of gender in the workplace: "He does not accept the idea that men should treat women as equals".

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

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. "Her reputation and her career have been destroyed". The complaint also accuses De Niro and Canal Productions of retaliating against Ms. Robinson after she objected to the harassment and other unlawful practices.

An irate-sounding caller can be heard saying, "You f***ing don't answer my calls?"

Robinson, who started working for De Niro in 2008 as an assistant and was promoted in 2017 to become vice president of production and finance, denies Canal's claims (she said not all of those credit card charges were hers, and the binge-watching was a product of putting shows on in the background during work, or just before bedtime as "white noise") and accused the company of intimidation. "You're f***ing history. How dare you f***ing disrespect me".

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