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“You Received Me!”: Robert De Niro Affords a Second Day of Indignant Testimony

Stories of Robert De Niro’s testimony in a civil trial involving dueling lawsuits between him and a former worker have largely centered on the actor’s booming voice.

The New York Put up described a “bellowing” and “blustery” De Niro who begrudgingly confessed that he had requested Graham Chase Robinson to scratch his again earlier than erupting, “You bought me!”

It was the second day of De Niro’s time on the stand following his manufacturing firm’s lawsuit towards Robinson, who began working for him as an assistant in 2008 earlier than turning into Canal Productions’ vice chairman of manufacturing and finance, claiming that she misused firm funds and slacked off on the job. Robinson responded to the 2019 go well with with a lawsuit of her personal, claiming that De Niro harassed her and discriminated towards her on the premise of gender. The trial, which started on Monday and is predicted to final two weeks, addresses each fits.

The back-scratching requests probably occurred twice, De Niro admitted, when he had an itch he couldn’t attain. “OK, twice?” he testified. “You bought me! I’m saying that is nonsense.” 

“It was by no means achieved with any disrespect,” he added.

Robinson has claimed that De Niro made “gratuitous undesirable bodily contact” and handled her as his “workplace spouse.” De Niro has mentioned that Robinson watched Netflix throughout her work hours and transformed hundreds of thousands of frequent flyer miles for her personal use.

“Disgrace on you, Chase Robinson!” he shouted on Tuesday, in response to the Put up. He acknowledged that it was doable that he as soon as requested Robinson to have a martini from Nobu delivered to him by way of Uber at 11 p.m.

De Niro additionally defended his tone. “I’ve raised my voice,” he testified. “I don’t yell. You wanna dispute that? That’s one factor I don’t do.”