Robert De Niro’s former assistant once threatened to write a memoir exposing his darkest secrets, the actor claims in newly filed court papers.
Lawyers for “The Irishman” lead say ex-staffer Chase Graham Robinson — who sued De Niro last year for $12 million citing gender discrimination — say she wrote an email hinting at a tell-all.
The email, sent by Robinson in August 2019, “contained a suggestion that if Plaintiff s demands were not met, she may have to write a memoir containing information of a personal nature about De Niro,” the court papers read.
The court papers, filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, offered no further information as to the potential memoir’s contents.
The 37-year-old claimed in her own lawsuit that De Niro subjected her to verbal abuse, unwanted touching, and unwelcome jokes about his Viagra prescription during her years working for him.
De Niro, 78, and his company Canal Productions filed their own $3 million lawsuit against Robinson last year, claiming she loafed around, ordered take-out, binge-watched “Friends” while on the clock and stole from him.
Both cases are still pending.
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