Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted mistreating women in the past and apologised for his deeds.
The 71-year-old actor said when he assumed the office as Governor of California in 2003, he assured no one, including him, repeated the mistake.
“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 apologise. When I became Governor [of California], I wanted to make sure that no one, including me, ever makes this mistake.
“That’s why we took sexual harassment courses, to have a clear understanding, from a legal point of view and also from a regular-behaviour point of view, of what is accepted and what is not,” Schwarzenegger told a magazine.
The Hollywood action icon, however, added he would not change his perspective of what it means to be a man.
“I’m a guy. I would not change my view of who I am. The woman I was originally most in love with was my mother. I respected her, and she was a fantastic woman. I always had respect for women,” he said.