“Next he tried to manipulate me into believing I had initiated it before taking off at a fast run through the trees and brush toward the gym,” she said in the report from Buzzfeed.
Steffanie Scott, then 15, told BuzzFeed she was jogging nearby and saw Robbins pinning a camper's arms back as he aggressively kissed her.
"He was going for her, his whole body was pressed up against her,” Scott said. Eva Bush, 16 at the time, said she also saw Robbins with his arms around the helpless camper. “It was the most horrifying thing I’d ever seen,” she told BuzzFeed. Tamara Drean, a camp counselor who was 31 at the time, said she recalled comforting Elle after the girl reported the incident that same day.
“I believe she told me he touched her breasts and tried to kiss her,” Drean told BuzzFeed.
Tony Robbins has denied accusations of a sexual assault incident in 1985.
On Friday, Robbins denied any wrongdoing and said he plans to file a lawsuit against BuzzFeed.
"I am now suing BuzzFeed following a premeditated and malicious campaign against me and my life's work," he said in a statement on Medium.com. "In a series of articles this year, BuzzFeed falsely accused me of abusing my position and making inappropriate advances toward employees and event attendees as well as berating abuse victims at my seminars," he wrote. "BuzzFeed once again has published false stories. Enough is enough," his spokeswoman Jennifer Connelly said in an email to the Daily News on Friday.
Elle’s lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Robbins left the SuperCamp session shortly after the August 1985 incident and didn’t return, according to Buzzfeed’s report.