Posted 10/2/2003 1:40 PM
Text of Arnold Schwarzenegger apology
Arnold Schwarzenegger, after allegations of groping and harassment, apologized Thursday for some past behavior. The text of his apology:
"I know that the people of California can see through this trash politics.
"Let me tell you something, let me tell you something. A lot of those that you see in the stories is not true, but at the same time, I have to tell you that I always say, that wherever there is smoke, there is fire. That is true.
"So I want to say to you, yes, that I have behaved badly sometimes. Yes, it is true that I was on rowdy movie sets and I have done things that were not right which I thought then was playful but now I recognize that I have offended people.
"And to those people that I have offended, I want to say to them I am deeply sorry about that and I apologize because this is not what I'm trying to do.
"When I'm governor, I want to prove to the women that I will be a champion for the women, a champion for the women.
"And I hope that you will give me the chance to prove that.
"Now let's go from the dirty politics back to the future of California."