After decades of denying it, the actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted that he touched women sexually without their consent, but until now he admits that his behavior was terrible.
During an interview for the Netflix docuseries arnoldin which aspects of the professional and personal life of the also bodybuilder will be narrated, the most famous Terminator made some controversial statements.
Making a bit of history, according to Insider, days before the 2003 elections for governor of California, United States, for which Arnold Schwarzenegger ran as a candidate, took place. Los Angeles Times He published a controversial report in which six women accused him of touching them sexually without their consent.
When they interviewed him during his electoral campaign, the protagonist of Predator He mentioned that the report was fabricated and that he never touched anyone inappropriately, although later, during a speech he gave on the stage, he took the opportunity to admit that he had sometimes behaved out of control.
I’ve been bad at times, being on some rowdy movie sets, I’ve done things that weren’t right and I thought were playful. To those people whom I have offended, I want to say that I am deeply sorry and apologize that that is not what I am trying to do.
As we know, the accusations did not prevent him from being elected governor. According to the 75-year-old actor, he was a bit defensive, because apparently he felt attacked in the middle of the electoral campaign. Although it is only now that he fully admits that the things he did were very wrong, there was no excuse for him to act that way.
At first my reaction was a bit defensive. Today, I can look at it and say, it doesn’t really matter what time it is. Whether it’s the Muscle Beach days of 40 years ago, or today, this was wrong. It was bullshit. Forget all the excuses, it was wrong.
We do not know if his statements will bring him any legal repercussions, since it is likely that the crimes prescribed over time, but we hope that, in some way, he will also take care of repairing the damage he caused to the victims.