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The Daily Fray / POLITICS

Schwarzenegger Admits He Had a Child with Staff Member

LONG BEACH, CA - OCTOBER 26: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during a discussion with 'Today' show host Matt Lauer at the Women's Conference 2010 on October 26, 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Attendees to the conference include candidates for California Governor Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown.(Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

May 17, 2011

And now, Arnold airs his dirty laundry. As the Los Angeles Times reports, Schwarzenegger publicly admitted fathering a child a decade ago with a member of his household staff who'd worked for him for twenty years. Conveniently, he had told Maria Shriver only after he had left the governor's office, which presumably led to their high-profile split.

Allegations of womanizing have dogged Arnold since the "groping" allegations during his 2003 run during the recall campaign for governor. He's said he makes "no excuses" for his actions. Although the names and additional details of the other woman and the child are scant at this moment, we're sure we'll be hearing plenty more about the scandal in the next few days.

 

(PICTURES: Political Sex Scandals)

Imagine if the news broke while Arnold was still the real governator rather than just an aging 80's star with cartoon series prospects. Arnold's statement:

After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago...I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.

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