We're shocked...shocked


It's not clear why, but the LA Weekly has just posted a "web exclusive" about Schwarzenegger's sex life pegged to a demand by ubiquitous feminist lawyer Gloria Allred that Arnold explain himself. In the column by Nikki Finke, Allred invokes the r-word regarding the gangbang of a black woman by Arnold and other body builders at Gold's Gym, then acknowledges she has no actual evidence.

It sounds as though it was a sexual assault or rape because he says everyone jumped on the woman involved and took her upstairs. It doesn’t sound consensual, though I don’t know for a certainty it wasn’t.

Allred and Finke voice surprise that Schwarzenegger's treatment of women, both in his 20s and more recently -- or his references to "fags" -- have not become more controversial. Fair point to make. It's hard to understand, though, why this piece is getting high billing on the Weekly site as a news break, one day after the paper comes out. Isn't Allred pretty much always available, and her position here what you'd predict? Maybe there's a new aggressive web strategy at the Weekly, I don't know. (Aside...the continuing South Seas adventures of ex-patriate L.A. journalists Carla Sinclair and Mark Frauenfelder are being posted every week.)

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