Robert De Niro and his assistant Graham Chase Robinson have reached an agreement in their on-going legal battle. According to Today, De Niro’s production company, Canal Productions, sued Robinson on charges related to alleged misuse of company funds amongst other things. However, Robinson has also filed her own charges against De Niro over allegations of gender discrimination and retaliation.
The trial began on October 30 and concluded on November 9 after both Robinson and De Niro took the stand and testified. A jury found the 80 year old not personally liable for the abuse. The production company however has been found liable for both gender discrimination and retaliation.
In addition to being exonerated, the jury awarded Robinson $1.264 million in damages on both charges she brought against the production company. Robinson’s attorney made a public comment to NBC News following the trial’s conclusion.
“We are delighted that the jury saw what we saw and returned a verdict in Chase Robinson’s favor against Robert De Niro’s company, Canal Productions,” David Sanford, attorney for Robinson, said in a statement to NBC News. “Not only did Ms. Robinson win her case against Canal but the jury completely vindicated Ms. Robinson by finding De Niro’s claims against her to be without merit.”
Robinson began working for De Niro in February 2008 in hopes of making a name for herself in the entertainment industry according to the legal complaint. She left the company in April 2019 as the lawsuit began to pick up.