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LA Times Defends Schwarzenegger Story

The editor of the Los Angeles Times is defending his newspaper, saying he has no regrets about publishing allegations of sexual misconduct by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In a column on the paper´s website, editor John Carroll explains how his publication researched allegations that the actor had groped and humiliated numerous women over the course of his film career.

He says he and his reporters knew the story would create a backlash against The Times, but says he stands behind the story and the research, interviews and fact-checking that went into it. Carroll denies critics´ charges that the newspaper was in league with Governor Davis and that it intentionally held publication until the last possible moment. More than one thousand subscribers cancelled their subscriptions after the story was published and the newspaper received more than one thousand angry phone calls.

Schwarzenegger denied some of the charges in the story, but offered a general apology to women he had worked with for “behaving badly.”