Robert De Niro Facing Sex Bias Lawsuit by Former Production Company Employee | THR News


Robert De Niro has been accused of sexual bias in the workplace. Back in August, the actor’s production company Canal Productions filed a lawsuit against their former employee, Graham Chase Robinson, a VP at the company, for abusing corporate credit cards, and slacking on the job among other complaints. But now the woman is hitting back with her own lawsuit claiming De Niro leads an abusive workplace towards women. The complaint, filed on Thursday in New York federal court, reads in part, Robinson alleges that she was treated as De Niro’s “office wife” and assigned duties like housework. She further accuses the Oscar winning actor of directing her towards unwanted physical contact, which included among other things scratching his back, fixing his collars, and prodding him awake when he was in bed. Robinson also claims that De Niro has made inappropriate and at times sexually-charged comments to her and in front of her. The complaint reads, Robinson claims gender discrimination, retaliation, violation of the Equal Pay Act, and various other state and federal labor laws and is seeking at least $12 million in damages. ‘THR’ has reached out to De Niro’s reps for comment. For more updates to this story, head to THR.com. For The Hollywood Reporter News I’m Neha Joy.

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