Robert De Niro Accused of ‘Unwanted Physical Contact,’ Sexist Behavior by Former Employee in $12 Million Lawsuit https://t.co/9EOz7raLts— TheWrap (@TheWrap) October 3, 2019
Robert De Niro has been accused of gender discrimination, harassment, unwanted physical contact and being verbally abusive in a new lawsuit.
The lawsuit is in response to a previous lawsuit De Niro filed in August for $6 million, alleging that former employee embezzled money from the company and binge watched excessive amounts of “Friends” on Netflix while on the job.
She says in the lawsuit that De Niro treated her as though she was his “office wife.”
She’s seeking $12 million in damages.
She says that De Niro called her a “bitch” and a “brat” and called another female business partner a “c—,”
He even looked the other way when another employee spanked her.
She also claims that De Niro had her “scratch his back, button his shirts, fix his collars, tie his ties, and prod him awake when he was in bed.”
She frequently threatened to quit but De Niro always either offered her an opportunity to stay or threatened “repercussions” should she leave.