We have seen a number of important Republican leaders condemn Donald Trump over his sexually aggressive comments regarding women from 2005. The latest diehard Republican to publically denounce Trump is former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. And not only did Arnold criticize the Republican presidential candidate, but also said he would not vote for Trump in the upcoming election.
“For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President,” the Austrian-born actor-turned-politician wrote in a statement. “Like many Americans, I’ve been conflicted by this election – I still haven’t made up my mind about how exactly I will vote next month.”
The action movie star released a statement a day after Trump’s comments of “grabbing ’em by the pussy” and “when you’re a star they let you do it, you can do anything.” Schwarzenegger did not mention Trump’s comments about women. Possibly because he is no stranger to alleged sexually aggressive behavior.
Six women who came into contact with Arnold Schwarzenegger on movie sets, in studio offices and in other settings from the 1970s to the 2000s say he touched them in a sexual manner without their consent. Three women told the Los Angeles Times that Schwarzenegger grabbed their breasts, and a fourth said he reached under her skirt and grabbed her by the butt. A fifth woman said Arnold groped her and tried to remove her bathing suit in a hotel elevator. A sixth said Schwarzenegger pulled her onto his lap and asked whether a certain sexual act had ever been performed on her.
Arnold is replacing Trump as the host of The Apprentice, Donald’s old show where he apparently had some very unprofessional behavior based on several accounts from employees and contestants.