October 5, 2019
I always just assume that these people who go out there and do this whole moral righteousness bit are all complete scumbags.
What possible reason could you have for putting on this whole fake morality bit other than to hide some kind of weirdness?
This is the shocking moment Robert De Niro tells a former female employee she is a ‘spoiled brat’ who is ‘f***ing history’ in an explosive voicemail leaked as part of an ugly lawsuit against the Hollywood star.
The Godfather actor is being sued over alleged ‘gratuitous unwanted physical contact’ and gender discrimination by Graham Chase Robinson and can be heard telling his former assistant she is ‘about to be fired’ in the November 2012 call.
Robinson, who became the star’s personal assistant at Canal in 2008, claims De Niro, who made his name playing mobster Vito Corleone, made ‘sexually-charged comments to her’ and gave her ‘stereotypically females duties’.
She also says he would lash out at her while drunk, treating her as his ‘office wife’ and ask her to ‘imagine him on the toilet’.
In the voicemail De Niro can be heard shouting at Robinson, calling her a ‘spoiled brat,’ saying ‘how dare you f***ing disrespect me,’ and threatening her, saying ‘you’re f***ing history‘.
He can be heard telling her: ‘You f***ing don’t answer my calls? How dare you. You’re about to be fired.’
De Niro himself had already launched legal action against Robinson for allegedly spending four full days ordering delivery and watching 55 episodes of Friends on the job.
Canal Prods claims the once-trusted employee raided company coffers and even stole the 76-year-old actor’s frequent flyer miles while also binge-watching ‘astounding hours’ of Netflix.
De Niro’s production company announced they were suing former executive Robinson for $3 million, according to the suit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court in August.
Robinson, who became Vice President of Production & Finance netting a $300,000 salary, abruptly quit on April 6 when ‘suspicions arose’ about her ‘honesty, integrity, work ethic and motivation,’ Page Six had reported after seeing the papers.
But Robinson’s newly filed complaint argues: ‘De Niro was enraged at the prospect of Ms. Robinson bringing a lawsuit challenging his behavior. So, he retaliated and struck first.’
Robinson’s new suit states: ‘Robert De Niro is someone who has clung to old mores. He does not accept the idea that men should treat women as equals.
‘He does not care that gender discrimination in the workplace violates the law. Ms. Robinson is a casualty of this attitude.’
‘Among other things, De Niro would direct Ms. Robinson to scratch his back, button his ties and prod him awake when he was in bed De Niro also stood idly by while his friend slapped Ms. Robinson on her buttocks.’
De Niro’s production company said a review of the books after she left found Robinson allegedly used the company’s American Express card to lash out tens of thousands of dollars on lavish trips, floral arrangements, iPhones, Uber rides, a Louis Vuitton handbag, dogsitters and pricey dinners.
She also allegedly used three million of De Niro’s frequent flyer miles for personal trips and vacations while transferring five million to her personal account — estimated to be valued at $125,000 in total.
Because of her senior role within the company, Robinson was able to approve her own expenses, including an alleged bogus three-day LA business trip in March 2018 that allegedly turned out to be for a friend’s birthday — racking up a $5,000 bill, according to De Niro’s suit.
‘This lawsuit seeks economic damages from a disloyal employee who, despite being in a trusted position, repeatedly and methodically abused her position to misappropriate her employer’s funds and property for her personal gain,’ their filing reads.
De Niro’s suit is reportedly seeking $3 million worth of damages, including repayment of all cash, goods and frequent flyer miles.
Did you know that Robert De Niro was also arrested for being involved in an underage sex ring, back in 1998, and the whole thing just rapidly disappeared?
His whole “orange man bad” show is cover for something worse than gender discrimination.