Eliza Dushku Alleges True Lies Stuntman Molested Her When She Was Just 12

Eliza Dushku has alleged that one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators sexually molested her during the filming of 1994’s True Lies when she was just 12 years old.

The actress, 37, was starring in the James Cameron-directed film alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis when she met Joel Kramer — who has worked on many of Schwarzenegger’s films including Twins, Total Recall, Kindergarten Cop, Last Action Hero, Eraser, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

He was put in charge of her safety on the film, rigging her on wires and harnesses for the action movie’s then-groundbreaking stunts. But while he was supposed to be Dushku’s protector, she claimed he turned into her abuser.

“I remember, so clearly 25 years later, how Joel Kramer made me feel special, how he methodically built my and my parents’ trust, for months grooming me,” she wrote in an emotional post on her Facebook page Saturday, claiming that Kramer had lured her to his Miami hotel room “with a promise to my parent that he would take me for a swim at the stunt crew’s hotel pool and for my first sushi meal thereafter.”

There, she alleged he placed her on one of the room’s two hotel beds, disappeared in to the bathroom, and emerged naked, “bearing nothing but a small hand towel” over his genitals. He then allegedly laid on top of her and “rubbed all over me” until he climaxed.

On the taxi ride home, he allegedly grew aroused again when he put Dushku on his lap in the backseat, she claimed.

Kramer did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, nor did reps for Duskhu or Cameron.

After the alleged incident, Duskhu claimed in her post that Kramer told her, “I think we should be careful…” — a comment she interpreted to mean she shouldn’t tell anyone about the incident as he was 36 at the time. He grew cold with her in the following weeks.

Duskhu claims that she did tell a handful of people, but, she writes, “no one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I.”

It was only the recent onslaught of Hollywood actresses began out about their alleged experiences with sexual misconduct that the Bring It On star felt brave enough to confront her own dark past.

“I am grateful to the women and men who have gone before me in recent months,” she wrote. “The ever-growing list of sexual abuse and harassment victims who have spoken out with their truths have finally given me the ability to speak out. It has been indescribably exhausting, bottling this up inside me for all of these years. … I hope that speaking out will help other victims and protect against future abuse.”

She was especially sparked by a recent photo she saw of Kramer, who has recently worked on Westworld and Furious 7, hugging a young girl. “That image has haunted me near nonstop since,” Dushku wrote. “I can no longer hide what happened.” (Before that, Dushku wrote that she …read more

Source:: People.com


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