Initially of Robert De Niro’s civil trial this week, the actor’s testimony attracted consideration for its quantity and bluster. He’s in courtroom over two lawsuits, one claiming that he was an irascible boss who discriminated in opposition to his former worker Graham Chase Robinson primarily based on her gender, and the opposite, filed by his firm Canal Productions, alleging that Robinson diverted firm time and sources to her personal ends. In his protection, De Niro shouted on Monday, “That is all nonsense!”
It was this type of comment, Robinson testified on Thursday, that got here to characterize her time working for De Niro. When requested by her lawyer how usually he lashed out at her, the AP reported, Robinson replied, “He yelled at me two days in the past.”
Persevering with her testimony on Friday, Robinson elaborated on her experiences with De Niro. After turning into his assistant in 2008, she went on to work as Canal’s vp of finance and manufacturing. She testified that these jobs entailed being on name 24/7 and 12 months a 12 months, in line with Selection. By the point she left her function in late 2018, she stated that he had twice known as her a “bitch.”
It was “very troublesome to have him name me that,” Robinson stated, and “it was very demeaning [and] extremely hurtful to listen to that out of your boss.”
Earlier this week, De Niro exclaimed “You bought me!” after admitting that he requested Robinson to scratch his again on two events when he couldn’t attain an itch. On the stand, Robinson took offense to the tenor of those “creepy” and “disgusting” requests. “I like the best way you do it,” she remembered him saying.
The trial is anticipated to final one other week.