Robert De Niro’s Marriage Issues With Ex-Wife Dragged Into $12 Million Battle With Former Assistant
Robert De Niro’s former assistant Graham Robinson spilled secrets about his marriage problems in court— and the actor rushed to have the testimony sealed.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, a federal judge in New York has granted a motion brought by the legendary actor pleading for portions of Robinson’s deposition to be hidden from the public.
As we previously reported, De Niro and Robinson are facing off in dueling lawsuits.
The actor hired Robinson to be his personal assistant in 2008. She eventually worked her way up to Vice President of Production and Finance at De Niro’s production company Canal Productions — where she was being paid $300k per year until she resigned in 2020.
De Niro is suing Robinson for $6 million accusing her of stealing his frequent flyer miles worth $300k, using his company credit cards for fancy dinners and hotel rooms, and binge watching Netflix during work hours.
Robinson denies all allegations of wrongdoing and fired back with a countersuit. She accuses De Niro of forcing her to work in a toxic environment. She claims her boss called her a “bit-ch” and other curse words.
As part of her suit, Robinson is complaining that De Niro’s male personal trainer was paid more than her. The actor says he was paid more because his job was different and had more responsibilities.
The two have been going back and forth more months. Robinson was recently deposed by De Niro for hours.
As part of her deposition, Robinson revealed intimate details of De Niro’s marriage to his ex-wife Grace Hightower.
De Niro and Hightower had an extremely contentious divorce that ended with the actor being ordered to pay her $1 million per year in alimony.
Robinson discussed personal, confidential, financial and medical information during the depo. The order states De Niro demanded portions that talked about his medical-related and marital issues to be sealed.
The judge agreed and granted the motion.