Eliza Dushku's mother and film guardian support her assault claims

Eliza Dushku's mother and film guardian support her assault claims

Hours after actress Eliza Dushku came forward in a Facebook post alleging she was sexually assaulted by a stunt coordinator on the 1994 James Cameron film "True Lies", the prolific director praised her bravery.

As previously reported, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum claimed in a long Facebook post on Saturday, January 13, that Kramer, then 36, sexually assaulted her when she was working on the 1994 film True Lies, taking her to a hotel room, lying naked on top of her and rubbing himself on her.

"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; exactly how he lured me 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", she wrote on Saturday. Kramer has denied Dushku's allegation. Cameron was in front of a room full of press at Winter 2018 TCA to promote his docuseries AMC Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Sci-Fi. "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".

She says that after "writhing" his huge naked body over her, whilst her clothes remained on, that he told her they should be "careful" about telling anyone what happened. He said, "I don't know what goes through a young girl's mind, I don't know what goes through anyone's mind". Now especially that I have daughters, there'd really be no mercy now.

She wrote that she has been uncertain how to reveal what happened but was heartened by other women coming forward with their stories.

I was on the True Lies set for 3 weeks and reported Joel Kramer's inappropriate sexual behavior towards 12-year-old Eliza to a person in authority.

But, she wrote, she was injured in an accident, sustaining broken ribs, on the day that an adult friend confronted Kramer about the alleged incident. "He was supposed to be my protector, he was my abuser", Dushku writes.

Joel Kramer's IMDB lists Blade Runner 2049, Star Trek Discovery and Westworld among his recent work. "Sharing these words, finally calling my abuser out publicly by name, brings the start of a new calm". Kramer tells the Wrap that Duskhu's claims are "absolute lies" that "could ruin my career". "Luring" her up to my hotel room is just insane". "This is just out of nowhere and she has put out what she is going to say, so it is a he said, she said". Eliza played the daughter of Arnold and Jamie Lee Curtis in the film and admitted she has "struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever". "We took care of her like she was our kid", he said. "She may have gotten bruised, I don't think she broke any ribs, I don't remember that at all", he said.