Schwarzenegger’s Lawyer Slams National Enquirer Story as ‘Totally and Completely False’

Martin Singer blasts the tabloid’s report that the former governor used his security detail to “ferry scantily-clad women” from his hotel

Arnold Schwarzenegger's lawyer Martin Singer blasted the National Enquirer for accusing the former governor of having state police "ferry scantily-clad women" in and out of his hotel when he was in office.

In a statement released Wednesday, Singer called the story "totally and completely false."

Singer also released statements from two retired members of Schwarzenegger's California Highway Patrol security detail disputing the story.

"The claims in the 'National Enquirer' regarding allegations about the Governor's detail covering for him during any illicit activity are completely untrue," retired CHP Officer Manny Trevino said in a written statement.

And Singer released a statement from the general manager of Schwarzenegger's Sacramento hotel casting doubt on the story.

Editors at the Enquirer did not immediately return calls for comment Wednesday, and an operator at the Enquirer's corporate headquarters said he was told the tabloid is making no comment on the article.

The Enquirer story quotes William Taylor, who it says was head of security at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. In the story, Taylor says that Schwarzenegger bullied hotel employees into keeping quiet about affairs — and forbade them from making eye contact with the then-governor.

According to the Enquirer, Taylor passed a polygraph test.

But in a written statement from Singer, Ulrich Samietz, general manager of the hotel, says, "We are not familiar with William Taylor," and that Schwarzenegger "was always respectful to our associates during his stays here."

A statement from retired CHP Sgt. Mark Hammond says that "at no time did I see Governor Schwarzenegger say or do anything that could be deemed inappropriate, and I was at his side for 7 years. As supervisor, if anything had occurred, I would have been notified, even if it was technically off the record on his private time."