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Reporter Recalls Golden Globes Viewing Party at Arnold’s

A taste of things to come.

Charlie LeDuff (pictured), a reporter with Detroit Fox affiliate WJBK, once met the woman alleged to be the mom of Arnold Schwarzegger‘s love child. After he showed up at a PCH motorcycle meeting for a New York Times profile and then waited in vain for the then Governor, LeDuff was invited as a consolation to Schwarzenegger’s home to watch the Golden Globes telecast of January 25th, 2004. Maria Shriver was there, as was the now infamous Mildred Baena. Remembers LeDuff:

On the television, a starlet pranced down the carpet. The bottom half of her dress looked like the bottom half of an ostrich. The top of the dress was nothing more than two straps criss-crossing her breasts. Schwarzenegger, fresh off his groping scandal — and with an East Coast reporter sitting in his living room no less — barked out: “Look at her! Some queer told her she looks good in that but her t–s look like s–t!”

That was Schwarzenegger in a snapshot. Funny. Assured. Raunchy. Self-destructive. Not only did he have a reporter mingling with his family, he had his nanny-mistress.

LeDuff, a 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner, goes on to reveal that when he relocated from LA to the east coast, the only professional California connection to reach out to him, via letter, was Schwarzenegger. The contents of that letter also say it all.

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