An audio recording of actor Robert De Niro apparently going on an angry tirade against a former employee has surfaced in connection with a lawsuit against the acclaimed actor. You can hear the audio recording below.
“Graham Chase Robinson filed a complaint Thursday, suing De Niro and Canal Productions. Robinson, who most recently served as the company’s Vice President of Production and Finance until April, was on the receiving end of a suit from her former employer in August,” USA Today reports.
The report quotes legal documents indicating Robinson is trying to win “in excess of $12 million, including back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, liquidated damages, and punitive damages.”
USA Today adds: “Robinson and De Niro entered into a working relationship on Feb. 4, 2008 when she became his executive assistant, the complaint says. At the time, she was 25, and ‘hoped to build a career in the entertainment industry.’ The document says ‘she was forced to resign on April 6, 2019’ after ‘years of gender discrimination and harassment.'”
The report also says: “The complaint paints De Niro in an unflattering light, alleging Robinson was at the receiving end of ‘gratuitous unwanted physical contact,’ ‘sexually-charged comments’ and verbal abuse. ‘He attacked her in gender terms, calling her a “(b-word)” and a “brat.” ‘ ”
The complaint is quoted stating: “De Niro would unleash tirades against Ms. Robinson — often while he was intoxicated — in which he denigrated, berated, bullied, and hurled expletives at her. De Niro made vulgar, inappropriate, and gendered comments to Ms. Robinson. He would joke with Ms. Robinson about his Viagra prescription.”
Below you can hear audio of an apparent tirade by De Niro aimed at Robinson, posted by ABC7NY …