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Actor Robert De Niro tells a jury in a lawsuit by his ex-assistant: 'This is all nonsense'

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For $300 grand a year, I would clean De Niro’s toilet bowl everyday and take him wherever he wanted to go day or night.

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Brilliant actor, but DeNiro has a long reputation for being verbally abusive to employees. Part of that might stem from his own drug abuse. Bob Woodwards's Wired, about the final days of John Belushi, documented DeNiro's shared cocaine addiction with Belushi.

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Money grab.

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De Niro is an angry man.

Has even threatened to punch people in the mouth.

Uncouth and his acting isn't that great anymore either.

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He probably was an abusive boss ("are you talking to me?"), but she liked the 300K until that wasn't enough.

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So part of her lawsuit is because he didn't give her a job reference? Since when is that mandatory? Entirely up to the employer to provide a reference. Pure self-entitlement. If he had a reputation for being abusive, it was no doubt well known in those circles before she took the job in 2008. So most likely she took the job knowing that he was that way, she put up with it for 11 years, and now that she's no longer working for him being paid $300k a year, she's now filing a lawsuit claiming she's a victim. Why didn't you quit and file a lawsuit when you were working for him if he was so abusive.

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If he had a reputation for being abusive, it was no doubt well known in those circles before she took the job in 2008

Abuse is abuse. It's not OK just because somebody was aware of it. People work in Amazon warehouses despite the abusive conditions because they need the money, for example. Abuse should not be a term of employment that one can choose to accept or not. If he wants to abuse people, then he needs to get busy cranking out more bad movies for money to pay these suits off.

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commanteerToday  02:44 pm JST

Abuse is abuse. It's not OK just because somebody was aware of it. People work in Amazon warehouses despite the abusive conditions because they need the money, for example. Abuse should not be a term of employment that one can choose to accept or not. If he wants to abuse people, then he needs to get busy cranking out more bad movies for money to pay these suits off.

People who work at Amazon are part pf a union. You can have them act on your behalf. That's what they're there for and what you pay union dues for.

If you take a job with someone knowing they're abusive before you take it, it's your fault. If you continue to work under abusive conditions for 11 years, it's your fault. Find another job. If you stay on just because the money is good and put up with the abuse because you like how much you're getting paid, it's your fault. You mean she couldn't find another job? Or maybe she couldn't find another job that paid her so well cause she liked her lifestyle. It's called being self-entitled.

And his being supposedly abusive is only part of her lawsuit. Part of it is also because he didn't give her a reference. Is he required to give her a reference?

I think he's just an alright actor. You on the other hand, have a clear bias.

People need to stop being victims and take some accountability.

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Part of it is also because he didn't give her a reference. Is he required to give her a reference?

Many companies will not give a reference, I wouldn't, other than confirm start and end dates of employment.

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I liked when he did Taxi Driver, well mental that film. That woman got loads of dough, why does she want more?

Reckon she’s either greedy or holds a grudge

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