Eliza Dushku has publicly accused a stunt coordinator of molesting her while filming ‘True Lies’ when she was just 12 years old.
via Page Six:
In a lengthy Facebook post, the actress, now 37, detailed how Joel Kramer, a “leading” fixture in the business, established a rapport with Dushku and her parents before sexually abusing her while working together on the 1994 film.
“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.
Dushku, who is now engaged, vividly described that once the then-36-year-old brought her to the room he turned down the lights, put on a movie, and went to the bathroom from which we emerged naked, “bearing nothing but a small hand towel held flimsy at his mid-section.”
The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actress then claimed that he “wrapped me with his gigantic writhing body, and rubbed all over me,” while she laid still.
“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,’ and then suggested they keep the encounter quiet.
While on set for the Arnold Schwarzenegger film, Kramer was responsible with making sure her stunts went smoothly.
“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. Whereas he was supposed to be my protector, he was my abuser.”
Dushku said that she’s coming forward with her story years later thanks to the victims who have spoken out amid the accusations of sexual misconduct that have rocked Hollywood.
You can read Eliza’s full account below.