Arnold Schwarzenegger, a bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician, has endured several misconduct allegations over the years, including groping as well as cheating on his wife, Maria Shiver.
Back in 2003, just a few days before he won the recall election to become the governor of California, allegations surfaced that he groped women in the last three decades.
Later on, Arnold admitted, “I have misbehaved, and If I offended anyone, I want to just say sorry.” During the latest issue of Men’s Health Magazine, the 71-year-old star admitted that he still feels bad about those times today.
This all comes one year after the beginning of the #MeToo movement that rocked the media and the Hollywood world. Arnold said when he became the governor, he took sexual harassment courses, including behavioral education on “what is accepted and what is not.”
Moreover, Schwarzenegger wanted to say sorry for referring to his opponents as “girly man,” a remark rooted in a lack of respect for women as individuals.
According to Arnold, at the time it felt like the right thing to do because he wanted to communicate that politicians don’t take risks, because they don’t want criticism.
However, things have changed a lot over the years, and sentiments that were once acceptable, are no longer so in the modern era.
As fans of the Hollywood star know, in 2011, Arnold faced serious controversy when it was revealed that he had an illegitimate son with his maid many years ago beside his marriage to Maria Shiver.
As for his family life, Arnold explained his life as a dad brought him a lot of joy. Putting aside all of the misconduct controversies, Arnold said he has thoroughly enjoyed being a father, and he loves spending time with his children.