In a bizarre new scandal that could
short-circuit Arnold Schwarzenegger's political career, a talking Governator doll has been
accused of groping Barbie.
allegations were made at a press conference outside Mattel's Malibu Dream House, where a
tearful Barbie - accompanied by a Gloria Allred doll - described a 1977 incident in which
a Governator action figure allegedly used his kung-fu grip to grab her chest.
A spokesdoll for the Governator, which is
manufactured by a Connecticut company, denied Barbie's charges. However, a
seven-week Times investigation has uncovered other alleged victims of Governator groping,
including Skipper, Chatty Cathy and Gumby.
"When you press the button that
activates the Governator's voice chip, he makes crude remarks," said one female doll,
who requested anonymity. "He asked if my breasts were real or plastic."
Governator aides said their boss apologizes
if he offended anyone, but they blasted Gumby's claims. "Gumby isn't even
anatomically correct," said Governator aide G.I. Joe. "There's nothing to