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Entertainment "I was 12. He was 36." Eliza Dushku says she was molested by her stunt coordinator.

07:45  14 january  2018
07:45  14 january  2018 Source:   mamamia.com.au

Eliza Dushku’s Former Agent & A Friend Confirm Her Sexual Assault Story On ‘True Lies’ Set: “Nobody Really Did Anything”

  Eliza Dushku’s Former Agent & A Friend Confirm Her Sexual Assault Story On ‘True Lies’ Set: “Nobody Really Did Anything” Two more people close to Eliza Dushku, her agent at the time JoAnne Colonna and longtime friend Peter Conti, have come forward to support the actress’ account of sexual assault at the hands of top stunt coordinator Joel Kramer during the filming of <g class="gr_ gr_11 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-del replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="11" id="11">the 1994</g> hit True Lies when she was 12. Kramer, who was 36 at the time, has denied the allegations.Colonna, now a manager, had represented Dushku for three years at the time the young actress got True Lies as part of a 15-year stint as her representative.

Dushku says she came forward with her story after discovering Kramer was still active in the industry. Eliza Dushku ’s ‘True Lies’ Co -Star Reacts to Her Molestation Account - popculture.com. Eliza Dushku Claims True Lies Stunt Coordinator Molested Her When She Was 12 .

Actress Eliza Dushku has accused stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of molesting her during the production of True Lies. I was 12 , he was 36 ." Dushku says she came forward with her story after discovering Kramer was still active in the industry.

Actress and model Eliza Dushku has shared a statement to Facebook alleging she was molested while working on 'True Lies' at age 12.© Natasha Moustache/WireImage Actress and model Eliza Dushku has shared a statement to Facebook alleging she was molested while working on 'True Lies' at age 12.

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Actress and model Eliza Dushku has shared a statement to Facebook alleging that when she was 12 years old and working on True Lies, she was molested by one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators, Joel Kramer.

The 37-year-old says she remembers “clearly” how Kramer, who was 36 at the time, made her feel special, and “methodically built my and my parents’ trust, for months grooming me…”

Jamie Lee Curtis: Eliza Dushku Has “Awakened Us From Denial Slumber”

  Jamie Lee Curtis: Eliza Dushku Has “Awakened Us From Denial Slumber” Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred as the mother of Eliza Dushku’s character in 1994’s True Lies, says Dushku shared her story of sexual abuse with Curtis “privately a few years ago,” and that the older actress “was shocked and saddened then and still am today.” In a column written for the Huffington Post today, Curtis writes, “We have all started to awaken to the fact that the terrible abuses now commonplace in daily news reports have been going on for a very long time. Unconscionably, those reports frequently come along with claims by the perpetrators that, as adults, those perpetrated against had some part in it.

I was 12 , he was 36 .” In addition to the encouragement she felt from other women speaking out, Dushku noted that she was further emboldened to make her claims publicly when she realized Kramer had not been “found out” and banished from Hollywood as she was previously led to believe.

Eliza Dushku can no longer be silenced. In a Facebook post, Dushku claims that stuntman Joel Kramer molested her when she was 12 -years-old on the set of True Lies. Ever since, I have struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever.

Dushku claims she was invited to his hotel with the promise that Kramer would take her for a swim at the hotel pool and then for a sushi meal.

“I remember vividly how he methodically drew the shades and turned down the lights; how he cranked up the air-conditioning to what felt like freezing levels, where exactly he placed me on one of the two hotel room beds, what movie he put on the television (Coneheads); how he disappeared in the bathroom and emerged, naked, bearing nothing but a small hand towel held flimsy at his mid-section.

“I remember what I was wearing (my favorite white denim shorts, thankfully, secured enough for me to keep on).

“I remember how he laid me down on the bed, wrapped me with his gigantic writhing body, and rubbed all over me. He spoke these words: “You’re not going to sleep on me now sweetie, stop pretending you’re sleeping,” as he rubbed harder and faster against my catatonic body. When he was ‘finished’, he suggested, “I think we should be careful…,” [about telling anyone] he meant.

Arnold Schwarzenegger "Shocked and Saddened" by Eliza Dushku's 'True Lies' Assault

  Arnold Schwarzenegger The star tweeted out emphatically that had he known about the incident at the time he "would have done something."The action star, who toplined James Cameron's 1994 spy comedy, tweeted on Monday evening that had he known about the incident at the time "you bet your a-- all of us would have done something." Schwarzenegger also tweeted his support and his pride at Dushku, who played his daughter in the film, coming forward.

Eliza Dushku . The 'Dollhouse' actress wrote that she was "sexually molested " by Joel Kramer after he "lured" her to his hotel room when filming the 1994 Arnold Schwarzenegger-Jamie Lee Curtis film.

“When I was 12 years old, while filming “True Lies”, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer , one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators ,” Eliza Dushku said in a lengthy, emotional Facebook post detailing the account of her alleged assault. I was 12 , he was 36 .”

“I was 12, he was 36.”

The actress says when she confided in a “tough adult female friend”, the woman confronted Kramer on set, and later that day, Dushku was badly injured from a stunt-gone-wrong.

“With broken ribs, I spent the evening in the hospital,” she writes.

“To be clear… it was Joel Kramer who was responsible for my safety on a film that at the time broke new ground for action films. On a daily basis he rigged wires and harnesses on my 12 year old body. My life was literally in his hands: he hung me in the open air, from a tower crane, atop an office tower, 25+ stories high.”

For Dushku, it was a single image that convinced her now was the time to come forward about her experiences.

“A few weeks ago, I found an internet photo of Joel Kramer hugging a young girl. That image has haunted me near nonstop since. I can no longer hide what happened,” she said.

The statement has attracted almost 40,000 likes and over 7,000 shares, and interestingly, many of the comments on the post share their owns stories of abuse.

“With every person that speaks out, every banner that drops down onto my iphone screen disclosing similar stories/truths, my resolve strengthens,” Dushku said.

“Sharing these words, finally calling my abuser out publicly by name, brings the start of a new calm.”

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