Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Impeach Schwarzenegger: One of Many Reasons

Gigi Goyette denies that she was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mistress. But that statement seems to run counter to some steamy comments she previously made about the governor. In a biography of Schwarzenegger, released earlier this year, Goyette described a relationship as “Outercourse.”

“It was whatever we wanted it to be,” Goyette told the author. “It wasn't the same all the time. Most of the time, it was just massages, really…maybe his wife wasn't there to relieve him."

During Tuesday’s television appearance, Goyette did shed some light on allegations that three major tabloid magazines may have covered up the story during Schwarzenegger’s run for governor in the summer of 2003.

“They wanted me to believe it was a book deal,” Goyette said. “In fact, they really wanted to keep me quiet until after the election, for fear that I had something bad to say about Arnold, which I don't."
American Media Inc. owns the National Enquirer and two other tabloid magazines. The company reportedly paid Goyette $20,000 for the exclusive rights to her story after Schwarzenegger declared his candidacy. A week later, Schwarzenegger signed an $8,000,000 consulting contract that was designed to lure readers and advertisers to two muscle magazines. Goyette’s story never made it to print.

Earlier this week, Schwarzenegger refused to comment on allegations that the publishing company held the story to protect its investment in the governor. On Tuesday, the governor was defiant when asked about his relationship with Goyette.