Robert De Niro Has Meltdown In Front Of A Courthouse -- Is He Hurting His Legacy?

Robert De Niro, in a visibly bad mood after his divorce to Grace Hightower, had a meltdown at a Manhattan courthouse. The actor shouted at his driver.

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source: Fox News

It does not look like things are going very smoothly for Robert De Niro in his current divorce proceedings, at least judging by his public appearances. 

Reports claim that the actor was spotted yelling at his driver and berating him for getting the destination wrong at one point.

The whole conversation took place over the phone while De Niro was in front of the courthouse, having just participated in his trial with Grace Hightower. 

While the driver seemingly tried to calm his boss down, De Niro did not want to hear any excuses and went on with his tirade.

De Niro’s lawyer attempted to defuse the situation by suggesting that the two head back inside the courthouse, which his client seemingly agreed to. 

At this point though, many people had already taken photos and videos of the actor during his outburst, and as can be expected, the footage made its way to the Internet in no time.

Some members of the audience also shouted out at the actor, telling him to calm down -- some in a joking manner, others not so much. 

Some time later, De Niro was summoned back to court to continue his trial, which will go on for quite a while. 

This is nothing surprising, given the nature of the relationship between the actor and his former wife, and their social standing. 

The main point of contention appears to be the couple’s 7-year-old daughter, and they are currently trying to settle the dispute over her custody, according to reports.

When the divorce news broke, the legendary movie star put out a statement that had appeared to signal more amicable times.

It read: "Grace and I have two beautiful children together. We are entering a period of transition in our relationship which is a difficult but constructive process. I honor Grace as a wonderful mother and ask for privacy and respect from all as we proceed to develop our roles as partners in parenting."

With his political rants against President Donald Trump, conservatives are having a field day mocking De Niro.

Do you think this incident will affect the actor's standing in the entertainment industry?