Robert De Niro's company files a $6 million lawsuit against ex-employee accusing her of embezzling money and binge-watching Netflix on the job
- Robert De Niro's company, Canal Productions, filed a $6 million lawsuit on Saturday in New York against former employee Chase Robinson, accusing her of embezzling money and binge-watching Netflix while at work.
- According to Variety, the suit alleged that Robinson spent an "astronomical amounts of time" watching Netflix, including 55 episodes of "Friends" over four days.
- The suit also alleged that she charged the company huge hotel and restaurant bills, including $12,696.65 in unauthorized charges at swanky New York eatery Paola's Restaurant over two years.
- Business Insider messaged Robinson for comment but hasn't gotten a response.
- Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
According to the suit, detailed in a story by Variety on Monday, Robinson started as an assistant for the Oscar-winning actor in 2008 and was later promoted to VP of production and finance at the company. She left the company in April, according to the suit.
View all Offers
View all Offers
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Blue Haze, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) I Extra upto Rs.1000 off on Exchange₹ 29999Buy On
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Gray Sierra, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) I Extra upto Rs.1000 off on Exchange₹ 29999Buy On
- 18% OFF
Redmi 9 (Carbon Black, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) | Extra INR 200 Amazon Pay Cashback | 2.3GHz Mediatek Helio G35 Octa core Processor₹ 8999₹ 10999Buy On
- 19% OFF
Redmi Note 10 (Aqua Green, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) -Amoled Dot Display | 48MP Sony Sensor IMX582 | Snapdragon 678 Processor₹ 12999₹ 15999Buy On
- 20% OFF
Redmi 9A (Nature Green, 2GB RAM, 32GB Storage) | 2GHz Octa-core Helio G25 Processor | 5000 mAh Battery₹ 6799₹ 8499Buy On
AdvertisementThe suit alleged that Robinson spent an "astronomical amounts of time" watching Netflix while at work. The complaint alleged that over a four-day period in January she watched 55 episodes of "Friends" and that over a four-day period in March she watched 20 episodes of "Arrested Development" and 10 episodes of "Schitt's Creek."
TOP VIDEOS FOR YOU
According to the suit, Robinson allegedly even used millions of De Niro's frequent flyer miles for personal trips.Following her resignation in April, Robinson allegedly drafted a recommendation letter for herself, which De Niro refused to sign, according to the suit. Business Insider sent a message to Robinson seeking comment but hasn't gotten a response.
- Canon’s new patent hints at a telephoto lens attachment for smartphones under development
- Kerala-based ESAF Small Finance Bank looks to raise ₹998 crore through IPO
- Meet BeachBot, a beach rover that uses AI to remove cigarette butts from beaches
- Amazon Prime Day 2021: Best deals and offers on health and household products
- Odisha’s temple town Puri becomes first Indian city with drinkable tap water available throughout the day