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Schwarzenegger womanizing allegations followed him for years

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nov. 2, 2010, in Los Angeles. Getty

(CBS) The stories of Arnold Schwarzenegger's alleged womanizing resurfaced this week as the L.A. Times broke the story that the former governor fathered a child out of wedlock with a member of his household staff.

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Long before Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver in 1986, there were tales told - some by Schwarzenegger himself - about his history of sexual relationships.The stories didn't die down after, either.

Perhaps the most intense scrutiny on Schwarzenegger came in 2003 as he ran for governor in the recall campaign to replace Gov. Gray Davis. The L.A. Times ran articles about the allegations that had followed the movie star for years.

In a piece called "Women Say Schwarzenegger Groped, Humiliated Them," published Oct. 2, 2003, the Times reports six women alleged to the paper that the candidate "touched them in a sexual manner without their consent."

One woman describes the contact with Schwarzenegger like this:

"Did he rape me? No," said one woman, who described a 1980 encounter in which she said Schwarzenegger touched her breast. "Did he humiliate me? You bet he did."

The L.A. Times followed that article with a second piece published two days later in which three more women said Schwarzenegger "had grabbed or groped them." One woman who worked with the actor on the movie "Twins" said he "regularly undressed in front of her in his trailer." She said also that he pulled her onto a bed when he was wearing just his underwear.

On Tuesday The Daily Mail reported a former "Little House on the Prairie" actress claims she first had sex with Schwarzenegger in 1975 when she was 16 (he would have been 28) and then had a long-term affair with him beginning in 1989, three years after he married Shriver. (Schwarzenegger denies the affair.)

Since acknowledging to the L.A Times that he fathered a child out of wedlock, Schwarzenegger has been quiet about it. Shriver appeared Tuesday at an all-star taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Chicago. Schwarzenegger and Shriver confirmed their separation May 9. Shriver reportedly moved out of their home before the story of Schwarzenegger's out-of-wedlock child broke.