Californian government will launch an inquiry to see whether former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger used tax payer money to cover up his sexual escapades, according to a report.
The celebrity news outlet Radar Online reported that the government will probe whether the Hollywood actor allegedly used his state-funded security to cover up women being escorted into his hotel room.
Hotel security officer William Taylor said he witnessed Schwarzenegger using California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers and vehicles to ferry scantily-clad women in-and-out of his suite at the Sacramento Hyatt Regency where he and wife Maria Shriver often stayed, Radar Online said.
"It makes me very angry just to think of what was going on at that time," Taylor, who passed a Polygraph test, told the National Enquirer.
"On three differed occasions after the governor arrived alone at the Hyatt Regency, CHP Dignitary Protection Services arrived in their official vehicles, black Ford Crown Victoria sedans - about one to two hours later with one or two young females," he said.
"They'd hurriedly escort the women through the service entrance on the second floor parking garage to the elevator that went to the governor's private wing... the women would usually stay for two to four hours and either leave through the hotel's main entrance or be driven away by the CHP in the same official vehicles," he said.
Meanwhile, NY Daily News reported that the actor had escaped from Los Angeles to Idaho in the midst of the scandal and the media hype.
"He has been in contact with his (immediate) family regularly by phone... but there's a lot of media attention in Los Angeles, and he didn't want his presence there to affect their privacy as well," a source said.