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Tony Robbins’ Book Dropped Following Harassment Allegations

Motivational speaker Tony Robbins is known for making speeches and holding seminars about positive thinking and promoting health and wellness to others. But it seems like all that positivity may not have made its way into his personal life, and now it has affected his book deal.

A year-long investigative report released by BuzzFeed News showed that Robbins not only berated the abuse victims he was supposed to help, but also promoted dangerous methods in order to “help” them. The investigation was based off of leaked audio recordings as well as anonymous interviews with former followers.

 

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The extensive report was only the tip of the iceberg. Four women came forward to accuse Robbins of sexual misconduct, recounting instances of inappropriate remarks or even exposing himself in private rooms. Soon after that, video surfaced of a young Robbins using racial slurs.

All of this has snowballed into Robbins losing his upcoming book deal. Simon and Schuster told NBC news today that they would not be moving forward with the publication of Robbins’ latest book he co-authored The Path: Accelerating Your Journey To Financial Freedom. Of course, Robbins has denied the accusations against him and wrote a letter to BuzzFeed about the reports.

With the controversy surrounding Robbins only getting worse as more people come forward with allegations of abuse, it is unknown whether or not the book will ever see the light of day.

 

 

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‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Sets Ratings Record for HBO

Game of Thrones went out on a high mark, at least in terms of ratings. The finale episode drew in an audience of 19.3 million episode across HBO’s various platforms, according to BuzzFeed. The new record beat the previous episode, The Bells, which had already set a huge high mark with 18.4 million ratings. The impressive overnight ratings showed that television is still a huge and valid form of entertainment, drawing in millions of viewers if the show is big enough.

 

Sansa sitting on her new throne as Queen of the North

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HBO’s previous record holder for most watched was the final episode of The Sopranos back in 2002, which drew in a then massive audience of 13.4 million. But Game of Thrones has blown that out of the water with nearly every episode this season. Each episode, accounting for streaming and rewatching, has drawn in an average audience of over 44 million viewers! Whoa! That’s massive! HBO must be sad to see the series reaching its conclusion considering the high amount of viewers the season has drawn in but thankfully for both them and fans, more Game of Thrones spinoffs are on the horizon. It remains to be seen in these spinoffs will draw in Game of Throne’s massive fanbase and hold a candle to their parent show but with the established huge audience for the show, anything is possible.

In any case, the final season is a huge milestone for HBO and indeed, TV in general! Congratulations to Game of Thrones!

 

 

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