'Self-help guru who won’t get help': ​Marianne Williamson’s ex-staffers reveal 'demeaning' treatment

'Self-help guru who won’t get help': ​Marianne Williamson’s ex-staffers reveal 'demeaning' treatment

Former staffers for 2024 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson have revealed the New York Times best-selling author is not the best boss, The Daily Beast reports.

Citing "poor leadership skills" and "an inability to delegate properly," several ex-employee's recounted the author's "demeaning" behavior that has led "at least 10 staffers" to quit after only two months.

The Daily Beast's report comes two months after Politico reported 12 former Williamson 2020 campaign staffers disclosed details of their experiences.

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Furthermore, The Daily Beast points out, "While female politicians are often unfairly accused of being difficult bosses on the basis of behavior that is accepted from a male boss, these aides insisted that wasn't the case with Williamson" — one ex-staffer even saying, "I can't go over to her now because she'll have another meltdown.'"

Politico reports:

Those interviewed say the best-selling author and spiritual adviser subjected her employees to unpredictable, explosive episodes of anger. They said Williamson could be cruel and demeaning to her staff and that her behavior went far beyond the typical stress of a grueling presidential cycle.

One of the 2024 hopeful's ex-staffers told The Daily Beast, "We all read that Politico story, and it seems like she hasn't learned anything," adding, "I can't say that I've seen her throw anything, but she demeans her staff in front of other people. It is not private; it is public."

The Daily Beast reports:

With little overlap between her 2020 and 2024 operations, this new round of Williamson staffers came to the campaign 'as fans,' according to one staffer. Aides even went so far as to accept a proposal from former campaign manager Peter Daou to 'even out' everyone's pay at $6,000 per month.

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A staffer emphasized, "People join up as fans, and then they get burned," noting Williamson "burns through people quickly."

Furthermore, one former staffer called the candidate "a self-help guru who won't get help," while another added the list "of alleged Williamson offenses is so extensive that 'yelling is almost the least fatal for her,'" The Daily Beast reports.

"I've worked in dozens of high pressure campaigns," an ex-staffer commented. "Never have I experienced this kind of a tinderbox."

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The Daily Beast's full report is available at this link (subscription required). Politico's report is here.

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