Canal Productions has filed a $6 million lawsuit against a former employee, Chase Robinson, celebrated actor Robert De Niro’s production house. The former employee was sued for embezzling funds as well as for’ Friends ‘ binge-watching on Netflix while working.
On Saturday, a lawsuit was lodged against Chase Robinson, who was originally employed by Robert De Niro as an assistant in 2008 and subsequently promoted to “Production and Finance Vice President.” Robinson resigned from the business previously this year in April owing to increasing worries about “business sabotage.” Robinson’s salary at the time was $300,000, according to the suit that was filed in New York State court.
Robinson allegedly charged the business with monstrous restaurant, hotel, and travel expenses, despite earning a heavy six-figure income, according to the lawsuit lodged. She is thought to have spent $32,000 for Uber and taxis, $8,923.20 for Dean and Deluca and Whole Foods, and about $12,697 for Paola’s, a restaurant on Madison Avenue, over 2 years. It is also believed that Robinson has spent an exorbitant amount of money on flower arrangements, iPhones, dogsitters, and a handbag from Louis Vuitton.
The lawsuit also says that during her working hours, Robinson would be bingeing on several Netflix shows. The company claims to have watched at least 55 episodes of’ Friends’ in January over four days. Also on other TV shows such as’ Arrested Development’ and’ Schitt’s Creek,’ she binged.
Robinson was also accused of using 3 million frequent flyer miles from De Niro for her private journeys and holidays and also moved five million miles to her account with an estimated cost of $125,000.
Robinson also drafted a letter of advice for herself that was not signed by Robert De Niro on her resignation, according to the suit.