According to reports from 2003, in the LA Times, the accusations against Schwarzenegger dated back to the 1970s - three women had accused him of causing them discomfort when he grabbed their breasts, while another woman said he'd reached under her skirt and yet another said he'd tried to remove her bathing suit in a hotel elevator.
'When I became governor, I wanted to make sure that no one, including me, ever makes this mistake.
Back in 2003, several women came out and accused Arnold of sexual misconduct earlier in his Hollywood career. claiming he would grope them against their will. Putting aside all of the misconduct controversies, Arnold said he has thoroughly enjoyed being a father, and he loves spending time with his children.
But despite these past allegations - for which he was not charged - in his interview he continued to say he "always had respect for women", adding that his views on masculinity had not changed.
"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 said. "I'm a guy", he said.
In 2004, the then-California governor mocked his state legislators, saying, "I call them girly men" and urging voters to "terminate" them on Election Day - spurring the ire of Democratic lawmakers as well as LGBT and feminist groups, who decried the remark as sexist, The Los Angeles Times reported at the time. I respected her, and she was a fantastic woman.
"At the time it felt like the right thing to do", he says. It was in my gut. They were afraid of everything. But it was shortsighted. "In the long term, it's better to not say that, because you want to work with them".