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Robert De Niro made a low-key outing as he was seen exiting a five-star hotel in New York on Thursday amid his ongoing gender discrimination trial.
The Hollywood actor, 40, looked serious as he was seen keeping a low profile while leaving the prestigious Greenwich Hotel.
He cut a casual figure in beige trousers and a blue T-shirt, which he wore underneath a black jumper and a navy rain jacket.
The Taxi Driver star kept comfortable in a pair of black trainers and sported square glasses, while he tucked his silver locks beneath a black cap.
His latest outing comes after his girlfriend Tiffany Chen slammed his former assistant as 'psychotic' in fiery testimony at his discrimination trial.
Low profile: Robert De Niro made a low-key outing as he was seen exiting a five-star hotel in New York on Thursday amid his ongoing gender discrimination trial
Chen, 64, took the stand to berate De Niro's former staffer Graham Chase Robinson, who she claimed had an 'imaginary intimacy' with the Oscar winner.
De Niro is being sued by Robinson for alleged gender discrimination while she worked at his company Canal Productions from 2008 to 2019.
Her $12million lawsuit was filed four years ago, shortly after De Niro sued her for misuse of the company's accounts.
On the fourth day of the trial on Thursday, Chen admitted she pressured De Niro to fire Robinson after their relationship soured over issues including catering on his private jet and renovations at their Manhattan townhouse.
Her testimony came after a number of hostile email and text exchanges between Chen, Robinson and De Niro were shown to the jury days before, including a 2am email from Chen to the actor saying: 'If you keep her (Robinson) you and I will have problems'.
Robinson began working for De Niro in 2008 as his assistant, and eventually rose to the position of vice-president of Canal Productions. It has been reported that she had a salary of $300,000 when she resigned in April 2019.
Chen's hostility to Robinson was on full show in her testimony, which saw her compare the former assistant to the lead character of 1992 hit 'Single White Female', reports The Independent.
This included Chen agreeing with a description of Robinson as 'obsessive, psychotic and dangerous'.
Casual: The Hollywood actor, 40, looked serious as he was seen keeping a low profile while leaving the prestigious Greenwich Hotel
Serious: He cut a casual figure in beige trousers and a blue T-shirt, which he wore underneath a black jumper and a navy rain jacket
Two days prior, De Niro grew visibly irate and angered on the witness stand, which was repeated by Chen who appeared upset at having her intimate personal text exchanges revealed to the court.
It came amid questioning over whether she had forced an ultimatum on De Niro to fire Robinson in 2018, the year before she resigned, which also included texts saying: 'I'm not going to be happy until you tell me she's looking for a replacement. Keeping her around is just a slap in my face.'
Asked if she wrote the texts, she replied: 'Yeah, I wrote it.'
The court heard their relationship deteriorated after De Niro and Chen moved into a new townhouse in 2018, the same year De Niro separated from his ex-wife Grace Hightower.
Robinson had a perceived lack of respect towards the couple's plans, the court heard, which led to a 2019 text from Chen to De Niro reading: 'Her possessive manner over the house makes me very uncomfortable.'
'Her sense of entitlement stems from this imagined intimacy she has with you,' the text added. 'She thinks she's your wife and decided to be the lady of the house.'