Robert De Niro Sued by Former Assistant for 'Sexually-Charged Comments' and 'Unwanted Physical Contact'
If you've ever wondered whether Robert De Niro is as charming and personable in real life as he is on the silver screen, his public pronouncements over the last few years have cleared that up. Especially if you get him started on the current POTUS! It's become obvious that De Niro isn't playing characters in his movies. De Niro is playing De Niro. That's him up there. He's made a very good living just by being himself.
So maybe this following item isn't such a surprise. Ruth Weissmann and Lia Eustachewich, NY Post:
Robert De Niro routinely subjected his longtime employee to creepy and abusive behavior, including leaving her voicemails threatening “you’re f—ing history” and calling her a “bitch” and a “brat,” an explosive new lawsuit charges.
Graham Chase Robinson says for years she was the victim of “gratuitous unwanted physical contact” from the Oscar winner, who also hurled “sexually-charged comments to her” when she worked at his production company, Canal Productions Inc....
The suit also contains a link to a recording of a scathing voicemail De Niro allegedly left Robinson when she didn’t pick up his call.
You talkin' to #MeToo?
I dunno. This just sounds like De Niro being De Niro. It's not exactly a secret that he's a huge jerk. Just the other day, CNN was crowing about his on-air tirade:
—@BrianStelter asks Robert De Niro about criticism he gets from Fox for speaking out against Trump.
"Fuck em," De Niro replies. "Fuck em."
Stelter reminds him, "This is cable, so it's not an FCC violation, but it is still a Sunday morning." pic.twitter.com/9IOo1VvXCM
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 29, 2019
Why is Robert De Niro on a show called Reliable Sources in the first place? Because it's 2019 and nothing matters, that's why. De Niro is reliably anti-Trump, so he's a good source of #Resistance. As long as he keeps expressing the accepted opinions, he can do whatever he wants.
Anyway, at least this lawsuit will give De Niro and Alec Baldwin something to talk about backstage at SNL. As they prepare to rage at the Trump administration, they can compare notes on browbeating their underlings. They hate Trump because they see themselves in him.