Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Several Sexual Misconduct Accusations.October 11, 2018
Arnold Schwarzenegger may be Hollywood's most well-known actor. That he may be what is certain is that Arnold was Hollywood's muscle bound super man for years upon years. He was also the Governor of California of course.
Still with all his accomplishments, the star still have his faults like everyone else. With that being said, Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the few men who were accused of sexual assault before the likes of Harvey Weinstein and many others who were called out by the #MeToo movement.
Back in 2003, multiple women accused Schwarzenegger of having touched them in a sexual way without permission during his 2003 run for the governor of California seat. This was a huge scandal for the time and Schwarzenegger apologized at the time and stated that he behaved badly toward women over the years, but he also stated that he couldn't remember exactly what he'd done, since some of the accusations were from decades ago.
“Most of it is not true,” he said at the time. In 2011, the Terminator star admitted to fathering a child with his family housekeeper during his marriage to now ex-wife Maria Shriver.
Schwarzenegger, 71, spoke to Men’s Health about whether, if he could go back in time, he would want to treat the women in his life differently.
“Looking back, I stepped over the line several times, and I was the first one to say sorry. I feel bad about it, and I apologize,” Schwarzenegger said. “When I became governor, I wanted to make sure that no one, including me, ever makes this mistake. That’s why we took sexual harassment courses, to have a clear understanding, from a legal point of view and also from a regular-behavior point of view, of what is accepted and what is not.”
Schwarzenegger also stated that his take on masculinity has stayed pretty much the same in the age of #MeToo.
“I’ve not changed my view. I’m a guy,” he said. “I would not change my view of who I am. The woman I was originally most in love with was my mother. I respected her, and she was a fantastic woman. I always had respect for women.”
Schwarzenegger went on to say:
“At the time it felt like the right thing to do. It was in my gut. I improvised it,” Schwarzenegger said. “I called them girlie men because they weren’t willing to take risks. They were afraid of everything. Politicians in general want to do little things so there’s no risk involved. But it was shortsighted. In the long term, it’s better to not say that, because you want to work with them.”
Reporting: Britney Miller
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