Several of the people who may have witnessed Eliza Dushku’s alleged abuse and mistreatment at the hands of a stunt coordinator on the set of “True Lies” have come forward to speak about her allegations, which center on a salacious incident that allegedly occurred when she was just 12 years old.
Dushku took to Facebook on Saturday to accuse Joel Kramer of molesting her in a hotel room in Miami while she was filming the 1990s action flick, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis.
In a guest column for Huffington Post, Curtis confirmed that Dushku “had shared that story with me privately a few years ago” and noted, “I was shocked and saddened then and still am today.”
“We’ve recently heard reports of agents abusing their young actor clients and now this story from Miss Dushku,” Curtis added. “What compounds the difficulty here is that the stunt coordinator in question was literally in charge of our lives, our safety.”
“I hope today that what can come from all of these exposures are new guidelines and safe spaces for people – regardless of age, gender, race or job – to share their concerns and truths and that all abusers will be held accountable.”
Director James Cameron, however, claimed that he was completely unaware about what was taking place between Dushku and Kramer, who was allegedly sabotaging her safety equipment to get revenge after she confided in an adult female friend.
“Directors are historically pretty oblivious to the inter-personal things that are happening on set, because they’re focused on what they’re doing creatively, but had I known about (it) there would have been no mercy,” he said during a Television Critics Association panel on Saturday. “I have daughters. There really would be no mercy now.”