Arnold Schwarzenegger is in deep do-do. Not only was he banging the hired help and fathering a child, but he reportedly fired the long-time family domestic worker after she threatened to go public.
That spells a potential multi-million dollar lawsuit. Calling Gloria Allred.
Revelations about the torrid affair, which is said to have gone on for 10 years, sent wife Maria Shriver and the kids reeling. Maria called the situation a “painful and heartbreaking time” in her life in her first statement.
Gossip Web sites almost immediately identified the worker as Mildred Baena, 50, who worked as a housekeeper for the family.
Both Baena and Shriver were pregnant with Schwarzenegger’s children at the same time. Her boy is now 14 years old.
Shriver abandoned the family’s Brentwood, Calif. home after Schwarzenegger told her about the child following the end of his gubernatorial term, according to The Los Angeles Times.
“I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. I am truly sorry,” he said in a statement Monday.
“As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment,” Shriver said in her own statement.
She has four children with Schwarzenegger, ranging in age from 13 to 21.
Patrick, 17, Tweeted today that he “feels like s**t.”
Although Baena told the Times that she left the household voluntarily with severance pay and wanted to retire after 20 years of service, other reports claim Arnold fired her.
Although the affair was apparently consensual, if Arnold did dismiss her, he would be setting himself up for a sex discrimination lawsuit that could drag every detail of the affair into the public.
What’s more Baena could be entitled to millions of dollars in damages and child support, or a huge settlement to guarantee her silence.
After all, she has a son — Arnold’s son — to support.