Robert De Niro’s Company Sues Former Employee

Aug 19, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Robert De Niro’s Canal Productions has filed a lawsuit against a former employee, accusing her of embezzling money and binge-watching Netflix while on the job, Variety reports.

The $6 million lawsuit “also accuses Chase Robinson of racking up exorbitant hotel and restaurant charges and using millions of De Niro’s frequent flyer miles for her personal trips,” Variety reports. “According to the suit, filed on Saturday in state court in New York, Robinson was hired as an assistant to De Niro in 2008. She was later promoted to ‘vice president of production and finance’ at the loan-out company, and her 2019 salary was $300,000. She left the company in April, amid growing concerns about alleged ‘corporate sabotage,’ the suit states.”

Variety adds: “The company says she rarely came into the office, and alleges she spent ‘astronomical amounts of time’ watching Netflix during work hours. The company alleges that during a four-day period in January, she watched 55 episodes of ‘Friends.’ On one of those days, she ordered lunch from Caviar San Francisco and had dinner at Paola’s Restaurant, charging both meals on the company card.”

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