NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Self-help guru Tony Robbins apologized for critical comments he made about the #MeToo movement at an event in San Jose, California.
In a Facebook post Sunday, Robbins said he fully supports the #MeToo movement and that he needs to “be a part of the solution.”
He also said, “I apologize for suggesting anything other than my profound admiration for the #MeToo movement.”
Robbins came under criticism for an exchange at a recent self-help event in San Jose. 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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