When it comes to sexual harassment, Arnold Schwarzenegger admits he was once part of the problem. But he says he took concrete steps to bring about change on both a personal and professional level, long before #MeToo.
In 2003, a month before Schwarzenegger became governor of California, The Los Angeles Times published a story in which six women accused the actor of groping them between the 1970s and 2000.
“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,” he told Men’s Health in an interview published Wednesday.
Having learned his lesson, he set about trying to make sure those mistakes were never repeated under his watch.
“When I became governor, I wanted to make sure that no one, including me, ever makes this mistake,” he explained. “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.”
And while Schwarzenegger, 71,…
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