Posted: 14:05 GMT, Dec. February 2021 | Updated: 15:47 GMT, Nov. February 2021

Hollywood heavyweight Robert De Niro’s famous Nobu London restaurant has used taxpayers’ money to take employees off during the pandemic – despite its £ 360 million fortune

Goodfellas star De Niro (77) founded the high-end Nobu chain in 1994 together with celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa and the film producer Meir Teper

London stores have hosted hundreds of celebrities over the years, including Cheryl Cole, Brad Pitt, Kate Moss, Tom Cruise, Elton John and Naomi Campbell

John O’Connell, CEO of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “The government has rightly put in place a wide network to catch anyone who may be affected by this coronavirus crisis

“However, recipients should be aware that this money ultimately comes from taxpayers and that assistance should only be sought when it is really needed”

Nobu London Ltd announced on Jan. January government list published vacation pay to cover 80 percent of temporarily laid off workers wages requested

In the annual accounts it says: “The restaurant has been open since 21 Closed on March 6, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Great Britain and on 6 Reopened May 2020 to offer limited restaurant service, operating by the company in accordance with recommended health and safety guidelines imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic, z

“Also on 8 In July 2020, the company opened its in-house restaurant service for guests, which can be operated according to social distancing rules during the Covid-19 pandemic

“The directors therefore expect a significant drop in profitability due to significantly reduced revenues in 2020”

De Niro is just the youngest wealthy celebrity brought to their knees over vacation pay The taxpayers have to pay back at some point

Model Lara Stone and Robert De Niro The launch of Nobu Hotel London in Shoreditch

Guy Ritchie and former rugby star Mike Tindall, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, enraged the public after their companies applied for vacation pay

Other stars like Ed Sheeran, who owns Bertie Blossoms restaurant in posh Notting Hill, north-west London, have received praise for not receiving state handouts

The July divorce proceedings heard the actor break his ex-wife Grace Hightower’s monthly American Express limit of 100000 USD to 50$ 000 lowered

One of his lawyers, Caroline Krauss, reportedly said the plight of the Nobu chain had put De Niro under financial pressure

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