Posted on Tue May 17, 2011 10:53 AM PDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted Monday night to fathering a child out of wedlock 10 years ago. Seems like 2001 was a busy year for the Governator ... here he is that same year looking very cozy with an unidentified woman. The scene was the parking lot behind Cafe Roma, where Schwarzenegger just lunched with pal Sylvester Stallone over the weekend.
In 2003, as Schwarzennegger's campaign for governor of California was underway, 12-16 women came forward with various accusations of sexual improprieties occurring between 1975 - 2000. The complaints were published by The Los Angeles Times, which conducted a seven-week investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the actor.
Schwarzenegger allegedly groped a woman's buttocks, touched another's breast and tried to remove one's swimsuit in a hotel elevator. Arnold settled with one accuser, a British TV personality, Anna Richardson, in 2006.
Wife Maria Shriver stood by his side during the scandal, a crucial factor in the actor being elected to office.
The actor said at the time:
- "Yes, I have behaved badly some times, yes it is true that I was on rowdy movie sets. I have done things I thought were playful that now I recognize that I have offended people. ... I want to say to them that I am deeply sorry because that is not what I was trying to do. When I am governor I will prove to them that I will be a champion for women. I hope you will give me the chance to prove this."
But in 2000, Shriver hinted that she knew the reality of her life with the actor. See what she said after the jump and check out all the pics from 2001 in our gallery below.
"I would have had to be deaf, blind and incredibly stupid not to see that he was more than a handful," she said.
SEE THE GALLERY Arnold Out With Mystery Gal
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