Marianne Williamson denied reports of her abusive behavior towards former employees on Thursday. The author herself claimed that she was the victim of a hit article because she was ‘shaking someone’ in the Democratic Party with her presidential candidacy.
The self-help guru who preaches a message of love has been accused of throwing a phone at a staff member, going into a rage and yelling at people until they cried.
She told Fox News that the article in POLITICO resulted from “establishment political operatives.”
‘This is what they do. These are the hits they make. Pieces are coming. The president is mocked by the press secretary; the women in The View. These are the dirty tricks that mean you are upsetting someone. Someone is not happy that you are there. Someone feels threatened by the conversation you are raising. So this is what happens in politics,’ he said.
Marianne Williamson called a report that he abuses staff a ‘success piece’
Williamson, 70, also admitted that some of the allegations are true.
‘This is a hit piece. I think whenever someone criticizes you, you always have to ask yourself, is any of it true? Is 10% of that true? If 10% of this is true, then I want to correct that within myself and within my behavior. But that is not what is happening here. Do I have some things to learn from any experience, including that? Absolutely. But I also think that people can see through the obvious game that establishment forces that don’t want me in the game are playing here,” he said.
The shocking new report paints a starkly contrasting picture between Williamson’s public persona teaching love, peace and forgiveness with the behind-the-scenes version of her.
The spiritual leader announced last month that she would run for president for a second time, challenging Joe Biden in the Democratic primary. Her announcement speech was peppered with her philosophy of love and light.
‘We are upset by this country; we are concerned about this country,’ he said at his campaign launch event on March 5. ‘It is our job to create a vision of justice and love that is so powerful that it overrides the forces of hate, injustice and fear. ‘
But a new report in political it paints a different picture of Williamson, including accusations of having a massive ego that overshadowed his work, replete with fits of explosive rage and yelling at people until they cried. A dozen former employees called her “cruel, demeaning and lacking in compassion”, including firing a staff member with breast cancer.
They noticed her yelling about seemingly minor infractions, like booking a hotel room with a shower and no tub.
“It would be frothy, frothy, uncontrollable anger,” said a former staffer. ‘It was traumatic. And the experience, in the end, was terrifying.
Among the incidents described: Williamson would throw his phone at employees and how he became so angry about the logistics of a campaign trip to South Carolina that he banged on a car door until his hand began to swell.
He ended up receiving treatment at a local urgent care center.
New allegations against Marianne Williamson accuse her of yelling at staff and making them cry, all over Williamson at a climate forum in September 2019.
Marianne Williamson announced this month that she will challenge Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary, ahead of his campaign in New Hampshire.
She denied the accusations.
Those slanderous accusations are categorically false. Former employees trying to score points with the political establishment by smearing me might be good for their careers, but the intent is to divert attention from important issues facing the American people,” Williamson told DailyMail.com in a statement.
She confirmed the car incident, but noted, “A car door is not a person. I would never do physical harm to a person.
The Politico report said Williamson feared leaks from his staff about his behavior, noting that he required staff to sign confidentiality agreements, making clear they would be strictly adhered to.
She defended NDAs to DailyMail.com, noting: ‘Staff NDAs are procedural for campaigns. From proprietary material to strategic planning, there is always a working legal framework for campaign communications.’
Williamson withdrew from the 2020 presidential race in January of that year, before the primaries began in earnest. He had gone through two campaign managers and dozens of staffers in his brief candidacy.
But she did have some standout moments as a candidate, including during a July 2019 Democratic presidential debate when he addressed then-President Donald Trump directly, saying, “I’m going to harness love for political gain.” I will meet you in that field. And, sir, love will win.
Williamson is the author of more than a dozen books and became famous as a self-help guru. She markets hers A Course in Miracles as a way to achieve inner peace. Her fundamentals emphasize love and forgiveness.
But Williamson has faced previous accusations that he has a terrible temper. And she’s been accused of running a cult with her A Course in Miracles seminars and her book empire.
In an interview with Los Angeles Times in 1992, she acknowledged the criticism, saying she presents herself as “God’s bitch.”
Williamson gained fame as a spiritual guru and attracted an A-list following, above she is with actress Jamie Lee Curtis at a Project Angel Food event in September 2019.
Williamson’s profile got a boost when Oprah Winfrey promoted her book
Williamson with Joe Biden at an event in Iowa in August 2019
one person said entertainment weekly that Williamson has a ‘tyrannical, despotic streak and an inability even to listen to dissent’.
“Pure human exchange shouldn’t be where you yell orders, yell at people, put them down, tell them they don’t know what they’re doing when they volunteer, she’s disgusting.”
During her failed bid for a House seat in 2014, a prominent Los Angeles Democrat accused her of running a cult.
“She has some very unusual beliefs about the world, a cult, but she’s not a credible candidate,” said Eric Bauman, chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. LA weekly. She has done a lot of work helping people heal, but that is not preparation to be in Congress.
Others, however, have spoken about how their work helped them through a difficult time.
And its advocates point out that while it asks for donations at its conferences, it doesn’t require them, allowing people to attend for free. Often, you will spend hours talking to those who want you to advise them.
He founded the Los Angeles Center for Living and Profit Angel Food to deliver meals to AIDS patients and others battling serious illnesses. Her early spiritual work was counseling dying AIDS patients when the disease was raging and not well understood, leading to rejection and isolation from those suffering from it.
His teachings attracted a number of high-profile celebrities, including Madonna, Raquel Welch, Rosanna Arquette, Cher, Kim Basinger, and Barbra Streisand. He even officiated at Elizabeth Taylor’s last wedding.