Arnold Off the Hook in Sex Inquiry

03/23/2004 AT 12:54 PM EST

Lawyers for a movie stuntwoman whose defamation lawsuit accuses Arnold Schwarzenegger of sexually assaulting her and then implying she was a prostitute have been barred from personally questioning the California governor, reports Reuters.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Hess ruled that lawyers for Rhonda Miller may submit written questions to the governor. These queries will have to do with the extent to which Schwarzenegger, 56, knew about Miller and whether he had a policy for responding to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Throughout his political campaign last fall, the future governor was dogged by accusations about allegedly inappropriate behavior with women. The outcry grew to such an extent that his wife, Maria Shriver, defended her husband on Oprah Winfrey's TV show.

Hess said he could reconsider his order should Miller's lawyers discover evidence that Schwarzenegger was involved in sending a potentially libelous e-mail about Miller, 53, to the media, says Reuters.

Miller went public days before the Oct. 7 election with allegations that Schwarzenegger sexually assaulted her twice on movie sets -- pulling up her shirt and sucking her breasts and taking photos of them during filming of "Terminator 2" in 1991, and fondling her breasts on the set of "True Lies" in 1994.

The complaints were filed with the Screen Actors Guild -- on Feb. 1, 2003, said her attorney Gloria Allred.

Schwarzenegger's attorney, Martin Singer, said the case "never should have been filed," and accuses Allred of having "an agenda."

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