Arnold trained near women

Los Angeles: Arnold Schwarzenegger, the body builder-turned-actor who is governor of California, was trained in “sexual etiquette” when he was made governor in 2003. This was done reportedly to ensure that he avoid sexually harassing women he came in contact with. The actor had faced numerous allegations, most notably in 2001 when a British journalist Anna Richardson filed a lawsuit against him alleging he squeezed her nipple after an interview.

Arnold admits to the mistakes of his past and adds: “I cannot put a disclaimer out that I have never touched anyone or that I have never said anything gross or I have never made a joke that has offended anyone. It is very sensitive. Twenty years ago it was not so sensitive. “When we all came into this office we all took training for sexual harassment. Now I’m in government, I’m representing people. It is not any more I can make a sexual joke. It’s a serious business. So we wanted to have the guidelines. “For me it was important if I offended anyone in the past, to apologise. Because it could easily have happened. I cannot remember.” — HNS