Arnold Schwarzenegger, a huge name in Hollywood as well as former governor of California, came forward and confessed that the allegations made against him were in fact true.
It all dates back to more than a decade ago, when #MeToo movement was not even in the picture. In year 2003, several allegations were made against him on sexual harassment. however he denied all the allegations as false. the irony is, that was the same time while he was running for the governor of California.
But recently, he came up with a statement saying, “Looking back, I stepped over the line several times, and I was the first one to say sorry.”
In his interview with Men’s Health, he said, “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 understanding, from a legal point of view and also from a regular behavior point of view, of what is accepted and what is not.”
Arnold left the governor’s office in 2011, and was not criminally charged related to any of the allegations made against him. The issue had cooled down…until now.
He also said that his views about ‘masculinity’ have not changed. I’m a guy. I would not change my view of who I am.” He further added, “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.”
After all these statements, things started to heat up and people from all over the world had very mixed reviews about what he said.
Many say that it is a sign of being a gentleman and masculine enough to come forward and accept his mistakes and wrong-doings. While others say that he only made such statements because #MeToo movement has gained extreme momentum these days and he thought it is better to come forward with such statements himself rather than being accused for such an act by someone else.