“After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago. I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children, and my family. I am truly sorry.”
The staff member was no victim in this either. Although she has not yet been identified (we're certain this will come out once another insider breaks their silence and solves this puzzle) she had been married herself and after the love-child was born she stayed on the staff for another decade so she could reach her longtime goal of working for Schwarzenegger for 20 years. In a statement to the L.A. Times she said, “I wanted to achieve my 20 years, then I asked to retire,” she said, adding she received a severance payment and “left on good terms with them.”
For full details on this situation head over to The Times.