Robert De Niro's film production company has filed a $ 6 million lawsuit against a former employee for "breaching her trust" after being accused of embezzling money and watching illegal work at work, including allegedly 55 episode episodes watching Friends Friends in just four days.
Chase Robinson, who was made Vice President of Production and Finance at Canal Productions in 2017, left the company in April this year amid growing concerns about alleged "corporate sabotage", the suit
Robinson had hired for the first time as an assistant to the 76-year-old Hollywood actor in 2008, he is accused of accruing hundreds of thousands of personal expenses on a business card, transferring millions of frequent flyer companies at his own expense, rarely entering the office and spending "astronomical amounts of time" me, "watching Netflix during office hours, according to Variety.
Over the course of a four-day period in January, Robinson is everything Egged watched 55 episodes of sitcom Friends while ordering lunch at one of those high-end San Francisco Caviar Delivery Lunches Paolo Restaurant in Manhattan. Both dishes are reported to be loaded on the company card. She is also accused of watching 20 episodes of Arrested Development and 1
The case also alleges that Robinson raised $ 32,000 in unregulated personal travel fees for Uber and taxi, $ 12,696.65 at Paola's & $ 8,923.20 in luxury Dean and Deluca groceries and Whole Foods. She is accused of using her expense reports to pay for personal items, such as an iPhone, a Louis Vuitton handbag, and a puppy.
Robinson claims to have provided incorrect information to the company's accountant, claiming that she had not taken any vacation in nearly four years and was therefore entitled to payment for "unused" days. But Canal Productions claims the emails reveal that she took all her days off during this period and actually exceeded her vacation allowance.
The lawsuit seeks $ 3 million in damages for "Robinson's disloyalty and wrongdoing or the doctrine of the faithful servant" and $ 3 million more compensation
The record says: "Robinson's position required Mr. De Niro to give her full faith, confidence and confidence that she would fulfill our duties and responsibilities at the Channel's best internals, closely monitoring the finances and other employees. "
" Watching Netflix broadcasts was in no way part of, or related to, Robinson's employment obligations and responsibilities, and , by information and belief, h and her personal entertainment, fun and pleasure at times when she is paid for work, "the lawsuit adds.
An email about Robinson's resignation in April said worries about her spending were "ridiculous," according to Variety. The lawsuit also states that it will continue to draw up a letter of recommendation for itself, but De Niro refused to sign it. On the LinkedIn Professional Networking site, Robinson's account still says she is an employee of Canal Productions.
Robinson did not immediately respond to a request for comment by Newsweek .