.Frequent critic of President Trump Robert De Niro has found himself in trouble over recent news of unwanted physical contact and sexist behavior by a former employee. De Niro has been a vocal critic of Justice Kavanaugh after Christine Blassey Ford came forward with unsubstantiated allegations.
Robert De Niro has been accused by a former female VP at Canal Productions of gender discrimination, harassment, unwanted physical contact and being verbally abusive in a new lawsuit.
Graham Chase Robinson, who in 2017 was the vice president of production and finance at Canal Productions, filed the lawsuit Thursday in response to a previous lawsuit De Niro filed in August for $6 million, alleging that she embezzled money from the company and binge watched excessive amounts of “Friends” on Netflix while on the job.
Robinson says in the lawsuit that De Niro “took a page out of the Bill O’Reilly playbook and treated her as though she was his “office wife.” She’s seeking $12 million in damages.
“For many, the ‘good old days’ were really the bad old days. Sexism and sex stereotyping were commonplace, and a patriarchal sensibility was pervasive among the nation’s powerbrokers,” the lawsuit reads. “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.”The Wrap
Representatives for De Niro did not immediately respond for a request for comment.