AceShowbiz - Robert De Niro's lawyer has insisted he's not looking to reach a settlement with former employee Graham Chase Robinson.
Robinson filed suit against the movie veteran in October (2019), accusing "The Irishman" star of gender discrimination, harassment, outstanding wages, and labour law violations - claims his lawyer previously branded "beyond absurd".
Her legal action emerged weeks after De Niro and officials at his Canal Productions company took Robinson to court for allegedly bilking them of over $3 million (£2.5 million) and spending the cash on trips and dog sitters.
And in court on Thursday, January 30, his lawyer Hillary Raimondi insisted he, "has absolutely no interest in making payment to settle this matter."
Although Robinson, who began working for Canal Productions in 2008, held the title of vice president of production, she was allegedly still expected to do De Niro's laundry, set his table and endure jokes about his Viagra prescription.
"Robert De Niro is someone who has clung to old mores. He does not accept the idea that men should treat women as equals," the lawsuit claims.
Her legal action emerged weeks after De Niro and officials at his Canal Productions company took Robinson to court for allegedly abusing her expenses privileges to the tune of $3 million (£2.5 million) and spending the cash on trips and dog sitters.
Following Robinson's lawsuit, De Niro countersued, claiming she threatened to disclose personal information about the 76-year-old if he refused to give in to her demands.
He added she only countersued after she was called out for the work misconduct, for which he is seeking $6 million (£4.6 million) in damages.
Robinson is suing for $12 million (£9.1 million) in damages in her case.