Speaking at one of his seminars in San Jose, California, Robbins told the crowd the movement was just about a bunch of angry women using it “like a drug” to get “significance”.
“If you use the #MeToo movement to try and get significance and certainty by attacking and destroying someone else, you haven’t grown an ounce,” he said.
The 58-year-old then said women are using the movement to make themselves “feel good”.
It doesn’t end there.
A woman named Nanine McCool, who is a sexual assault survivor, stood up and confronted the almost seven-foot tall Robbins.
Nanine McCool stood up to Tony Robbins. Post continues.
McCool told the self-help guru she believed he was “misunderstanding the #MeToo movement”.
Robbins then walked over to McCool and began to push her backwards while saying, “You’re telling me the more I push, the more I am going to be safe?”.
“You’re a leader and an influential man,” McCool replied, with the microphone still in her hand.
“And you are doing a disservice, in my opinion, to the #MeToo movement.”
The author and motivational speaker then launched into a story about a “very famous, very powerful” client of his, who feels like he can’t hire attractive women anymore as a result of the #MeToo movement.
Before the video was made public, Robbins people allegedly reached out to Tarana Burke, the creator of the #MeToo movement, in an attempt to do some damage control. But Burke wasn’t having any of it.
I was made aware of this video BEFORE I ever saw it because Tony Robbins people reached out to do damage control within 24 hours. They wanted to “give me context” apparently. I don’t need any. I have eyes. The full video is 11 mins. And it’s gross. Bravo to this woman. https://t.co/gjbm9GF1Mz
— Tarana (@TaranaBurke) April 7, 2018