Arnold Schwarzenegger regrets ‘stepping over the line’ with women, mocking his opponents


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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