In May 2019, BuzzFeed News reported that several of Tony Robbins’ former staffers accused him of sexual harassment, including alleged unwanted advances (some repeat), and allegedly appearing nude in front of staffers.
A former personal assistant of Robbins, using the pseudonym “J,” alleged that she had a consensual sexual relationship with Robbins while he was married to his first wife, Becky — and that she was fired when Becky grew suspicious. J’s friend, attorney Ron Blumberg, explained that she had a “strong” sexual harassment case, noting of Robbins, “He was on a pedestal as few celebrities in any field were at the time. Everything about him — his looks, his demeanor, his money — was crafted to define himself as having extreme power.” Another former staffer, “Marie,” said she rebuffed Robbins’ advances but that he allegedly stared at her body; she said she was fired. Robbins’ attorneys denied he had anything to do with her termination. Another former staffer accused Robbins of exposing himself in her presence in a second report released in June 2019.
Robbins, through his attorneys, denied any inappropriate sexual behavior and told the site that he was “never intentionally naked [in front of employees]. To the extent that he may have been unclothed at various times in his home or in hotels when working while either dressing or showering, and whether a personal assistant may have been present for some reason at that time, Mr. Robbins has no recollection.”