Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Old Flight Attendant Files Libel Suit Over Mistaken Paternity

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a keynote address at the Vienna Energy Forum, organized by the United Nations, with heads of government, energy ministers, experts and companies. AFP PHOTO / DIETER NAGL (Photo credit should read DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a keynote address at the Vienna Energy Forum, organized by the United Nations, with heads of government, energy ministers, experts and companies. AFP PHOTO / DIETER NAGL (Photo credit should read DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: DIETER NAGL/2011 AFP

Tammy Tousignant, Arnold's ex-flight attendant of twelve years, did not have the love-child that ruined the Schwarzenegger marriage, despite claims to the contrary by the Daily Mail, Gawker, and the National Enquirer, and now she wants them to pay. Tousignant has filed a $40 million lawsuit against the publications for defamation; another former Schwarzenegger household staffer has since admitted to the affair. When news of the kid broke in the Los Angeles Times, a post on Gawker (later retracted) used photos of Tousignant and her son Tanner, resurrecting the claim that he was Schwarzenegger's secret offspring from a 2003 article in the Mail. [OC Weekly]