Robert De Niro’s Former Personal Assistant At The Center Of Production Company Lawsuit

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August 19, 2019 | 9:10pm EST

Robert De Niro and his production company partners are suing a former executive for allegedly bilking them of over $3 million and spending the cash on trips and dogsitters.
In legal documents, filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court on Saturday, Chase Robinson, who rose up through Canal Productions after starting out as the movie star’s personal assistant, is also accused of watching hours and hours of Netflix films and shows at work.
Robinson reportedly quit her position as Vice President of Production & Finance in April amid suspicions about her “honesty, integrity, work ethic and motivation”, accord to the documents, obtained by Page Six.
Her fellow executives then conducted a review of their books and allegedly discovered she had plundered De Niro’s frequent flyer miles for personal trips and used the company’s American Express card on vacations, iPhones, Uber rides, a Louis Vuitton handbag, dogsitters and dinners.
“This lawsuit seeks economic damages from a disloyal employee who, despite being in a trusted position, repeatedly and methodically abused her position to misappropriate her employer’s funds and property for her personal gain,” the complaint reads.
The suit demands repayment of all cash, goods and frequent flyer miles.