Legendary actor Robert De Niro will appear in court in front of “your honor” to defend his father’s estate from some money-grubbin’ buchiach (see b*tch).
You cross-examinin’ me?!
Actor Robert De Niro will be the star witness — literally — in Manhattan Supreme Court today when he testifies against an art-gallery director accused of swiping two of his artist father’s paintings, The Post has learned.
The Oscar-winning “Raging Bull” and “Meet the Fockers” star will testify against Leigh Morse, charged with grand larceny for allegedly selling two paintings by De Niro’s late father, Robert De Niro Sr.
She allegedly pocketed the $77,000 sale price without passing a penny to the actor, who administers the father’s estate, prosecutors said.
Morse allegedly swiped the cash while she was director at the defunct Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, the sole handler for the paintings of De Niro Sr.
Morse told a San Francisco gallery to wire the total $77,000 sale price for the paintings — “Guitar Case” and “Landscape with Pink Field” — directly into her personal bank account and never told De Niro, prosecutors allege.
The buyers of the artwork were unnamed.
“You will hear from Robert De Niro himself that the estate was never paid for those sales,” Assistant District Attorney Kenn Kern told jurors in opening statements yesterday.
De Niro is expected to take the stand in the afternoon, said a source familiar with the case.
Morse worked for notorious Upper East Side gallery giant Lawrence Salander, who pleaded guilty a year ago to a $100 million trail of larceny in what prosecutors had called the most massive fraud scheme in local art-industry history.
Ohhhh so this heffer was trained to steal by one of the best. Now we get it. Leigh Morse gonna sleep with the fishes if she doesn’t come up with 77 large asap!
Caption this hilarious picture of Robert De Niro Jr.
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