The company of American-Italian actor, producer, and director, Robert De Niro, is suing one of its former employees for watching Netflix at work and embezzling money. 

Canal Productions, De Niro’s loan-out company, has also accused a Chase Robinson of funding her personal trips using the company’s flyer miles according to a report by Variety. The company filed a suit against her on Saturday in state court in New York, for $6 million (about ₹43 crore).

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Chase, who started as an assistant at the company in 2008, was promoted to be the Vice President of Production and Finance. In 2019 her salary was $300,000 (more than ₹2 crore).

According to the company she spent ‘astronomical amounts of time’ watching Netflix during work hours. Reportedly, she watched 55 episodes of FRIENDS during a 4-day period in January.


The company said,

Watching shows on Netflix was not in any way part of or related to the duties and responsibilities of Robinson’s employment and, on information and belief, was done for her personal entertainment, amusement, and pleasure at times when she was being paid to work.

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