Powered by Topple

Robert ‘Raging Bull’ De Niro has public meltdown after divorce court, drops f-bombs while ranting at driver

Powered by Topple

Oh, it must be a real joy working for this liberal Hollywood elitist.

In what may be a sign that things didn’t go well inside, actor Robert De Niro had a full-scale meltdown on a Manhattan sidewalk on Thursday after spending all morning in divorce court, yelling at his driver over the phone for not being in the right place to pick him up.

The 75-year-old actor is divorcing his wife of 21 years, Grace Hightower, with a battle ensuing over custody of their seven-year-old daughter Helen Grace, according to the Daily Mail.

(Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

As De Niro exited the courthouse he was surrounded by photographers and the actor took the bizarre measure of covering a face known to millions around the world with two newspapers, with the help of a lady friend.

The “Goodfellas” actor comes across looking like a real goombah.

The scene was captured on camera by the Daily Mail and De Niro is seen calling his driver — using an LG flip phone!


“He’s in the wrong spot. I’m standing right where he dropped me off,” he’s heard telling someone on the phone. “What the f**k!’

“I don’t care if they chase you away… F**k. What’s the matter with you?” he says later, apparently talking directly to the driver.

“Where are you?” he screams into the phone. “You’re not in front! You’re not where you dropped us off!”

“On Worth Street! Then you’d see all the photographers here,” De Niro then says. “You’re not where you dropped us off!”

His lady friend, reportedly his attorney, then suggested they go back into the building as photographers snapped away.

“This is ridiculous,” De Niro said as then turns to walk away — the driver eventually arrives and he’s seen entering the vehicle as the video ends.

It wasn’t all that long ago that De Niro launched a profanity-laced tirade at President Donald Trump, which suggests the actor has a lot of pent up rage in him.

To the thrill of the liberal entertainment industry audience at last summer’s Tony Awards, he brazenly dropped two F-bombs to express his feelings about Trump.

And let’s not forget the ad De Niro did, saying he said he wanted to punch then-candidate Trump in the face.

“Trump is so blatantly stupid,” he says, before launching into a tirade “He’s a punk. He’s a dog. He’s a con, a bullshit artist who doesn’t know what he is talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care, thinks he’s gaming his society [and] doesn’t pay his taxes.”

“He talks how he’d like to punch people in the face? Well, I’d like to punch him in the face,” DeNiro says.

As for Thursday’s performance, one thing is certain, it provided for some entertaining moments on social media.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


Latest Articles