Robert De Niro reportedly hits financial trouble, blames Covid closures after insisting society not ‘return to normal’


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Anti-Trump actor Robert De Niro, a far-left, pro-lockdown zealot who’s been adamant that society must not “return to normal” amid the coronavirus pandemic, is now whining that the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns have hurt his finances.

Appearing virtually in court this week as per his ongoing divorce proceedings with his estranged wife, Grace Hightower, De Niro tried to defend his decision to cut his wife’s monthly AmEx allowance to $50,000 from $100,000 by citing the same lockdown measures he’d seemingly been more than happy to see be imposed on regular Americans.

[L]awyers for De Niro said he cut Hightower’s credit card limit because he’s taken a huge financial hit as the restaurant chain Nobu and Greenwich Hotel, both of which he has stakes in, have been closed or partially closed for months with barely any business,” Page Six reported.

De Niro’s lawyer, Caroline Krauss, told the judge that Nobu lost $3 million in April and another $1.87 million in May. And he had to pay investors $500,000 on a capital call, which he borrowed money from his business partners to make, ‘because he doesn’t have the cash,’ Krauss said.

Krauss reportedly added that the “best case” scenario for his client “if everything starts to turn around this year” would be him earning a paltry “$7.5 million this year.”

How sad …

FYI, here’s how the public is responding to this tragedy:

They seem to be lacking in sympathy.

Keep in mind that it was only two months ago that De Niro and other far-left actors signed an open letter calling for society to not “return to normal” amid and after the coronavirus pandemic because of climate change.

“The Covid-19 pandemic is a tragedy. This crisis is, however, inviting us to examine what is essential. And what we see is simple: ‘adjustments’ are not enough. The problem is systemic,” they wrote.

“The ongoing ecological catastrophe is a meta-crisis: the massive extinction of life on Earth is no longer in doubt, and all indicators point to a direct existential threat. Unlike a pandemic, however severe, a global ecological collapse will have immeasurable consequences.”

“We therefore solemnly call upon leaders — and all of us as citizens – to leave behind the unsustainable logic that still prevails and to undertake a profound overhaul of our goals, values, and economies.”

This line of thinking fits with the belief among climate change zealots that the results of the coronavirus lockdowns have been a boon for Earth and that more stringent methods are needed to keep these boons going:

Here’s the kicker from the letter De Niro signed: “The pursuit of consumerism and an obsession with productivity have led us to deny the value of life itself: that of plants, that of animals, and that of a great number of human beings. Pollution, climate change, and the destruction of our remaining natural zones has brought the world to a breaking point.”

And yet, while defending his client from Hightower’s demand for a higher credit card limit, De Niro’s attorney touted that he’s “always spent more than he has earned, so this 76-year-old robust man couldn’t retire even if he wanted to because he can’t afford to keep up with his lifestyle expense.”

Wouldn’t that be a form of consumerism?

Regardless of all the double standards and hypocrisies at play, De Niro won this week — or at least for now.

“Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper issued a temporary ruling that De Niro should keep Hightower’s credit card limit at $50,000 a month and pay her $75,000 so she can find a summer home for their two kids while De Niro and his other children remain in his three-house compound upstate,” Page Six reported.

Cooper issued this ruling despite presumably knowing full well that the allegedly impoverished actor who hates President Donald Trump with all his might has benefited from millions in loans provided to him via the Trump administration.

“A chain of luxury restaurants and boutique hotels co-owned by actor Robert De Niro received at least 14 loans through the taxpayer-funded Paycheck Protection Program, according to government filings released Monday,” Fox Business reported Tuesday.

“The aid, part of the federal government’s $670 billion efforts to staunch the economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic and help small businesses avert mass layoffs, was worth at least $11.4 million and as much as $27.7 million, the data shows. The chain received relief for properties across the country, from Malibu, California to New York City.”

What a guy …




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