Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked in South Africa, will not press charges

Last Updated: May 20 2019 14:01
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Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 71, has decided to not press charges against a man who drop kicked him from behind at an event in South Africa on Saturday.

Schwarzenegger was talking to fans at his Arnold Classic Africa sporting event in Johannesburg when the man attacked him with a flying kick. The Terminator star stumbled forward after the kick, while the attacker fell to the ground, where he was immediately restrained by a security guard. The video of the attack has gone viral on social media. 

On Sunday, Schwarzenegger said he will not press charges against the man and has chosen to move on. He also advised all others to focus on the athletes rather than on the man.