Robert De Niro has filed a lawsuit against his former assistant, claiming she used $300,000 worth of his frequent flyer miles and funded a lavish life with his credit card.
The celebrated actor alleges that Graham Chase Robinson used the American Express credit card tied to his company, Canal Productions, for four years, using it for Pilates classes, dry cleaning, vacations, dinners, groceries and more. He also said she "helped" herself to petty cash.
The actor claims in court docs, which were obtained by Radar Online, the former staff member converted over 7 million Delta SkyMiles over a two-year period, using three million for personal travel and transferring an additional 4.5 million miles to a personal account.
De Niro is suing for $6 million.
The ex-staffer, though, is denying any improper usage and has filed a lawsuit against the "Goodfellas" star, accusing him of gender discrimination and verbal abuse. Further, her team suggests that the two-time Oscar winner only filed a lawsuit to premeditate hers.
"De Niro was enraged at the prospect of Ms. Robinson bringing a lawsuit challenging his behavior. So, he retaliated and struck first," her complaint said.
In her paperwork, she said De Niro created a hostile work environment and spoke to her in a "hostile, abusive and intimidating manner." She also alleged that he made "sexually charged comments" and subjected her to "unwanted physical contact."
The ex-staffer is suing for $12 million.