Robert De Niro‘s Firm, Canal Productions, has filed a $6 million lawsuit towards a former worker who they allege binge-watched Netlfix on the job and embezzled cash.
Chase Robinson — who was first employed as an assistant to De Niro in 2008 and was later promoted to “Vice President of Manufacturing & Finance” to make sure that Canal was not being utilized by staff for their very own private acquire or bills — has been accused of abusing her place to inappropriately use “her employer’s fund for her private acquire.”
Robinson didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.
In line with court docket paperwork obtained by PEOPLE, Robinson allegedly ran up enormous gratuities payments on the corporate American Categorical card. She additionally used tens of millions of De Niro’s frequent flyer miles for private journeys, and submitted false info to receives a commission for 96 days of “unused” trip time, for which she acquired $70,000, per the submitting.
The swimsuit, which was filed on Aug. 16, alleges that she spent $12,696.65 in unauthorized costs at Paola’s Restaurant over the course of two years, on high of $8,923.20 at Dean and Deluca and Entire Meals.
She additionally spent $32,000 on Ubers and taxis, based on the paperwork, and purchased herself a $1,311.94 flower association for her birthday.
The corporate additionally alleges that she “loafed throughout working hours” and spent “astronomical quantities of time” watching Netlix when she was speculated to be working.
Throughout one four-day interval in January, she allegedly watched 55 episodes of Mates. In one other four-day interval throughout March, Canal claims she watched 20 episodes of Arrested Growth and 10 episodes of Schitt’s Creek.
In line with the submitting, Robinson was making an annual wage of $300,000 whereas working for Canal, and she or he “abruptly resigned” from her place by way of e mail on April 6, 2019.
In her e mail she “disregarded” any considerations the corporate had about her for “company sabotage” and even went on to jot down herself a advice later in June, which De Niro refused to signal.
De Niro’s firm is looking for a minimum of $three million for her “disloyalty and violation of the faithless servant doctrine” and a minimum of $three million in damages for the “funds and property misappropriated by Defendant throughout her employment.”