Robert De Niro sues assistant who misused funds, binge watched 'Friends' for USD 6 million

Robert De NIro's firm Canal Productions has taken legal recourse a filed a whopping USD 6 million lawsuit against his assistant who they allege binge-watched Netlfix on the job and embezzled money.
Robert de Niro,HollywoodRobert De Niro's firm is now seeking damages worth USD 6 million.
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Actor, director and producer Robert De NIro's firm Canal Productions has taken legal recourse a filed a whopping USD 6 million lawsuit against De Niro's assistant who they allege binge-watched Netlfix on the job and embezzled money. According to a report in People, Chase Robinson was first hired as an assistant to the Goodfellas star in 2008. A few years on, Chase was then promoted to “Vice President of Production & Finance”. As VP, Chase's job was to make sure that Canal was not being used by employees for their own personal gain or expenses. Ironically, she has now been accused of abusing her position to inappropriately use “her employer’s fund for her personal gain,” as per the report. 

While she was on the job, Chase drew up massive amounts of bills on the company's American Express card. She also used De Niro’s frequent flyer miles for personal trips, and furnished incorrect information to extract money stating that she had 96 days of “unused” vacation time. The report revealed that she got paid USD 70,000 for the same.  

Apart from this, Chase spent  staggering USD 32,000 on Ubers and taxis and gifted herself a USD 1,311.94 flower arrangement on her birthday. If you thought this was it, on the job Chase spent  spent “astronomical amounts of time” binge watching her favourite TV shows when she was supposed to be working. 

During a certain four-day period in January, she allegedly watched 55 episodes of Friends. In another four-day period during March, Canal claims she watched 20 episodes of Arrested Development and 10 episodes of Schitt’s Creek. De Niro's firm is now seeking damages for  “disloyalty and violation of the faithless servant doctrine” and for “funds and property misappropriated by Defendant during her employment.”2

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