Listen: Robert DeNiro Cleared
Robert De Niro, Cleared of Gender Discrimination, Must Pay Former Assistant a Substantial Six-figure Sum.
• Robert De Niro was found not guilty of gender discrimination in a highly publicized case.
• A civil jury in New York City ordered De Niro to pay his ex-assistant, Graham Chase Robinson, $632,000 in damages.
• During the trial, both parties presented their cases, with De Niro denying the allegations and Robinson depicting herself as a loyal and hardworking employee who faced inappropriate requests and abusive behavior from her boss.
• The tension between De Niro and his girlfriend at the time also allegedly contributed to Robinson’s departure from Canal.
• Despite being cleared of gender discrimination, De Niro must still compensate Robinson with a significant sum.
In a highly publicized case, Robert De Niro has been found not guilty of gender discrimination by a civil jury in New York City. However, he has been ordered to compensate his ex-assistant, Graham Chase Robinson, with a hefty sum of $632,000.
The trial revolved around Robinson’s accusations of abuse and discrimination against De Niro, as well as allegations of financial misconduct and theft. Over eight days, jurors listened to arguments from both sides, gaining insight into the actor’s personal and professional life.
De Niro vehemently denied mistreating Robinson and rejected any gender-based pay discrepancies. He expressed his outrage in the courtroom, exclaiming, “Shame on you, Chase Robinson!” at one of Robinson’s lawyers.
Robinson’s role as De Niro’s assistant encompassed many responsibilities, from negotiating movie contracts to meeting his medical needs. She testified that she was always on call, including weekends and holidays.
After an intense eight days of testimony and five hours of deliberation, a decision has been reached in the legal battle between Robert De Niro and his former assistant, Chase Robinson. The dispute began when Robinson left her position at Canal in April 2019. The company’s lawyers sued her soon after, accusing her of wrongdoings, including stealing five million Delta SkyMiles.
However, Robinson fired back with a countersuit, alleging De Niro’s bullying and harassment marred her time at Canal. She described her boss as using derogatory language and underpaying her while subjecting her to his unreasonable demands.
During the trial, both parties presented their cases. De Niro denied the allegations, suggesting Robinson was seeking attention and causing drama. He admitted to using derogatory language but claimed it was due to frustration rather than abuse.
On the other hand, Robinson portrayed herself as a loyal and hardworking employee who faced inappropriate requests and abusive behavior from her boss. She testified that she was treated as De Niro’s “office wife” and forced to perform tasks that were not part of her job description, such as scratching his back.
The trial also revealed tensions between De Niro and his girlfriend at the time, Tiffany Chen, which allegedly contributed to Robinson’s departure from Canal. Chen referred to Robinson in derogatory terms in emails to De Niro, suggesting that she had fabricated a close relationship with him.
De Niro’s lawyers ultimately argued that Robinson was seeking revenge and causing unnecessary conflict. They emphasized that her emotional distress and inability to find another job should not be grounds for damages.
This legal battle has come to a close, but the allegations and accusations have permanently impacted both parties involved.
While De Niro has been cleared of gender discrimination, he is still required to pay a significant sum in damages to Robinson. Stay tuned for updates on this case.