If you haven't heard the news, you ought to.
It started in January when Schwarzenegger left his position as governor. In the last hours of his term, he commuted the sentence of Fabian Nunez's son (a convicted murderer). Nunez is one of the most powerful politicians in California and the move was seen as a personal favor to Nunez. This resulted in many people (including my dad, who was a muscle beach bodybuilder in the mid 1970s and idolized Arnold) losing respect for him.
Just this week Arnold released information that nearly 10 years ago he fathered a love child with an employee who worked in his mansion until this year. While acknowledging this he also gave information about how he has paid and is continuing to pay child support. Soon after this info was released, he and Maria split.
Now, there is pending reports that there is a second love child.
The rumor being tossed around is that Fabian Nunez knew of the affair and child and blackmailed Schwarzenegger to keep it secret. Part of the agreement was that Schwarzenegger was to commute his son's sentence. It is more than likely that there will be an investigation into this matter.
While thats the story, I feel that I can no longer respect Arnold or what he stood for. While he was a great bodybuilder, he's no longer a hero. He's an egotist, a cheater, and plain scum. It's sad for me to feel this way but I can no longer read his books or keep his posters up.
Does anyone else have similar feelings regarding this?