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Self-help guru Tony Robbins has been accused of sexually assaulting a year-old girl at an elite summer camp in southern California in , according to a BuzzFeed investigation. She alleges that Robbins, in addition to kissing her without her consent, also repeatedly groped. Tony Robbins has been accused of sexual misconduct by four more women. They came forward after BuzzFeed News published a year-long. Four more women have come forward to accuse the self-help guru Tony Robbins of sexual misconduct in the wake of a BuzzFeed News.
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BuzzFeed News spoke with two other former Robbins staffers who confirmed that Stokes had told them about the incident shortly after it occurred. The men asked not to be named. Sophiah Koikas attended a Robbins multiweek seminar in Hawaii in the early s. I tried to pull my hand away as fast as I could, but he had a grip on my hand so tight and he wouldn't let go.
Would you like to know him and meet him? She said she declined, saying she thought Robbins was married. She kept her experience to herself for years. She provided BuzzFeed News with event photos and a letter from a fellow attendee dated September 9, The video shows Koikas posing by a tree in a long summer dress. Mary Lantz said she attended her first Robbins seminar in Cleveland, Ohio. Her then-boyfriend bought her the ticket because she was going through a tough time.
Lantz recalled that she attended the event around Robbins led seminars in Cleveland around that time, according to newspaper reports. Lantz said that Robbins singled her out for special attention from the start. When he spoke about the importance of body language in communication, she said, he jumped off the stage and walked over to her, picking her up and swinging her around.
But when the seminar paused for the first break, Lantz said that Robbins left the stage and beckoned her over to him. He told her to wait for him when he called for a lunch break, but she said she went for lunch alone.
When she returned, she said, he asked her where she had gone. When the event was over, Lantz said, a man who worked for Robbins came running up to her and told her that Robbins wanted her to come to dinner with him. There, she recalled in a 2,word account provided through her lawyers, he forced himself upon her — kissing her and groping her breasts in a prolonged sexual assault.
Nine other former campers and staffers said they were told directly about an inappropriate incident either by the alleged victim or by Robbins himself.
More than 30 others present at the camp that summer recalled hearing secondhand at the time that Robbins had made sexual advances toward a teenage camper.
Robbins adamantly denied kissing or groping the camper. California law defines nonconsensual sexual touching as sexual assault. Two former counselors, both adults at the time, said they had spoken to the distraught girl and reported her claims that Robbins had forcefully kissed and touched her to the camp.
The allegations reached cofounders Bobbi DePorter and Eric Jensen, and one of the counselors, Tamara Drean, said that she had told DePorter that the camp had to report the incident to the police. DePorter and Jensen confirmed that they had received a report of an "inappropriate" incident with a camper, and had held an informal mediation between Robbins and the alleged victim — but DePorter said she could not recall whether she had notified the police.
Robbins left the camp afterward and never returned. Earlier this year, BuzzFeed News published a series of investigations revealing how multiple former staffers and fans have accused Robbins of sexual misconduct over three decades. Ten women have said Robbins groped them, exposed himself, or sexually harassed them while they were at his seminars or working for him, and nine of them said they were upset by his actions.
Other records showed that he had berated victims of rape and domestic violence. Reporters then contacted other former campers and staffers — dozens of whom independently recalled hearing about it. Many also remembered a heavily sexualized seminar delivered by Robbins to campers as young as Several said they had been waiting years for a reporter to contact them. This is the first time Robbins has been accused of assaulting a minor — and it is also the first allegation of sexual misconduct by the guru that could be corroborated by eyewitnesses.
Allegations of historical sexual abuse are notoriously difficult to substantiate — they often concern events that occurred in private, without onlookers, and come to light only after any evidence has been lost to time. Three decades after the incident at SuperCamp, memories diverged over some of the details. Bush could not recall where on the campus she saw Robbins kissing a camper, for example, while Scott remembered seeing him pinning a teenager up against a wall, in daylight, instead of the clearing after sunset that Elle described.
But the key points were corroborated by multiple sources and documentary evidence: that Robbins made a sexual advance toward a female camper; the girl was extremely upset afterward; Robbins and the girl gave their accounts of what happened to camp leaders; and the self-help guru never returned to the camp. Many said that even in , decades before the MeToo movement, it was clear to them that it was wrong for Robbins to make such an advance, given not just his age but his outsize influence.
In the process of speaking with more than people who attended or worked at the camp, BuzzFeed News identified the alleged victim. She declined to be interviewed, but through her lawyers from the firm Baer Treger LLP sent a statement detailing her account.
DePorter and Jensen believed that a progressive summer camp could help children become better learners through skills not taught at school. In August , SuperCamp was held at Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts school in the wealthy enclave of Montecito, nestled in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, where the air is scented with eucalyptus and roses. Westmont sits on top of a winding canyon road flanked by oak trees and bougainvillea, not far from multimillion-dollar estates owned by Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres.
They swung back and forth on ropes between tall trees, and met in small groups where they were encouraged to share experiences of emotional trauma with the goal of pushing past their fears. Campers were told the seminar would explain how to get what they wanted from life.
On that August morning, dozens of campers filed into a sunlit hall. Right away , many of the kids started giggling. Robbins was wearing shorts so tight some campers thought they could see his genitals, five of them recalled. Then there was what he was saying. Seven former campers and counselors independently remembered Robbins delivering an inappropriate, highly sexualized presentation. Steffanie Scott said Robbins had talked about helping middle-aged couples regain their sex lives.
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