Arnold Schwarzenegger faced sexual misconduct scandals long before the #MeToo movement.
In 2003, when he was operating for governor of CALLEEFORNIA, he was accused by multiple women of having groped them without their permission. And he won anyway.
And somehow Donald Trump hates him. Huh.
At the time, unlike Trump, Schwarzenegger owned up to his bad actions, apologizing for what he incorrectly supposed at the time was ” playful” behavior.
Now in the age of Time’s Up , he’s reflecting on that once again, telling Men’s Health 😛 TAGEND
” 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.
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 appreciation, from a legal point of view and also from a regular-behavior point of view, of what is accepted and what is not .”
He also says he unhappiness calling his political opponents” girlie humen” during the course of its famous gubernatorial remember race 😛 TAGEND
” At the time it felt like the best thing to do. It was in my gut. I improvised it. I called them girlie men because they weren’t willing to take risks. They were afraid of everything. Politicians in general want to do interesting thing 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 .”
Surely he meant to say ” and also because it’s reductive to women, who are no less capable of govern and legislating than men .” Surely.
As for what he would do were he in power now?
” Access for everyone to health care. And to get off the arms race and to get off Verschmutzung [ polluting ]. It’s inexcusable to have so much plastic floating around in the oceans .”
Is he sure he’s still a Republican ??
[ Image via ATP/ WENN .]