Eliza Dushku A Stuntman Molested Me When I Was 12

Danny Woods
January 14, 2018

James Cameron is addressing recent comments made by actress Eliza Dushku, who claims that she was molested by stuntman Joel Kramer while filming the director's 1994 film True Lies. Directors are historically pretty oblivious to the interpersonal things that are happening on their set, because they are just focused - and I'm probably one of the worst offenders of that, being focused on what I'm doing creatively. Less that 24 hours later, True Lies director James Cameron took the stage at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour to promote his new AMC series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction. "But I mean, obviously, Eliza is very courageous for speaking up, and I think all the women are that are speaking out and calling for a reckoning now".

"I know the other party - not well".

U.S. actress Eliza Dushku's claim of a sexual assault when she was filming True Lies, aged 12, has been backed by both her mother and then-legal guardian.

How to ensure it doesn't happen again? I think that going forward it's important for all industries-certainly Hollywood-to create a safe avenue for people to speak up. Obviously, Eliza is very courageous for speaking up. This is not a reckoning for Hollywood, this is not a reckoning for America, this is a reckoning for the human race. "This (expletive)'s been happening for a long time". On a daily basis he rigged wires and harnesses on my 12 year old body. "He was supposed to be my protector, he was my abuser", Dushku writes. Now, especially. I have daughters.

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She also alleged she was left with broken ribs after a stunt went wrong, shortly after a "strong adult" friend confronted Kramer about her allegations. "Nevertheless, Hollywood also failed to protect me, a child actress". Dushku says Kramer-who would call her "Jailbait" on set-undressed, got on top of her on the bed, and rubbed his body on her until he ejaculated.

The actress, 37, expressed she was recording True Lies when the 36-year-old stand-in "prepared" the star over months, previously attracting her to his Miami inn room under the affectation she'd be going for a swim at the trick team's inn pool. She says she's coming forward now because of others in Hollywood doing so and because Kramer continues to get work on projects like Westworld and Furious 7. Stunt doubles did all the big stunts, Eliza did close-ups on camera, we wanted her trust and we treated her like family. I never sexually assaulted her.

After that encounter, she wrote, Kramer "grew cold" and "everything felt different on the set". I think all the women are that are speaking up and calling for a reckoning now. "I am angry, I am just hurt", he told Us.

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