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Tony Robbins Apologizes for Critical Comments on #MeToo

Robbins had related a story about a "very famous, very powerful man" who declined to hire a woman because she was considered attractive

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    Self-Help Guru Tony Robbins Under Fire for #MeToo Comments

    World-renowned self-help guru Tony Robbins is under fire for comments he made about the #MeToo movement at a Mar. 19 event in the SAP Center in San Jose. Thom Jensen reports.

    (Published Sunday, April 8, 2018)

    Self-help guru Tony Robbins has apologized for critical comments he made about the #MeToo movement in a video that went viral.

    In a Facebook post Sunday, Robbins said he fully supports the #MeToo movement and that he needs to "be a part of the solution.''

    Robbins came under criticism for an exchange at a recent self-help event in San Jose, California. Robbins told a female attendee that he took issue with "victimhood." He said sexual harassment victims were "making themselves significant by making somebody else wrong."

    Robbins then related a story about a "very famous, very powerful man" who declined to hire a woman because she was considered attractive.

    #MeToo founder Tarana Burke on Saturday said Robbins should talk to more sexual abuse survivors and fewer "sexist businessmen."

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