Eliza Dushku: Stuntman Sexually Assaulted Me at 12

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His appearance came hours after Dushku shared claims that Kramer sexually molested her when she was 12 on the set of True Lies. Eliza Dushku-who was 12 years old at the time of filming, posted on Facebook on Friday that she was sexually molested by then 36 year-old stunt coordinator Joel Kramer. Kramer tells the Wrap that Duskhu's claims are "absolute lies" that "could ruin my career".

Why didn't an adult on the set find his predatory advances unusual - that over-the-top special attention he gave me.

"This is all vile lies", Kramer, 60, told Us, denying that he was alone in a hotel room or taxi with her, as she alleged.

Eliza Dushku as Echo in Dollhouse, 2008. Obviously, Eliza is very courageous for speaking up. "At the time, Eliza was too scared to tell the whole story and in a way I think she protected me from knowing because she knew how frightened I was of the powerful men on the set". I think this has been endemic throughout human systems, not just Hollywood.

"I talked to the stunt people on the [film] and asked did Eliza get hurt, because I don't remember her getting hurt". But it's a great moment.

"This is a reckoning for the human race", Cameron said. The friend confronted Kramer later on set and that same day Dushku ended up in the hospital with three broken ribs after a stunt went wrong.

"Directors are historically pretty oblivious to the interpersonal things happening on their set, (and) I was focused on what I was doing creatively".

"I probably have to".

Dushku said she has only now come forward because of other victims who have spoken out amid the sex abuse scandal sweeping Hollywood. "Now, especially that I have daughters, there's really no mercy". "I don't know what to do". "I never sexually assaulted her", he says.

Cameron is in favor of introducing industry wide practices that make victims more comfortable in coming forward when sexual harassment or assault happens. 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". "At that age they are impressionable and my job as a stunt coordinator was to get Eliza to trust us, because she has to do stunts, she has to be in harnesses". "She just ruined me".

Sign up for essential industry and award news from Hollywood. I think all the women are who are speaking up. "It's heartbreaking that it happened to her". The fact that this was happening under our noses and we didn't know about it. Anyone that might be a predator or an abuser knows that mechanism is there and that it's encouraged and that there's no shame around it and there will be consequences. I think we all collectively as a human race - I don't think this is a Hollywood; Hollywood is in a unique positon to actually shine spotlight, as Hollywood has historically done on a lot of social issues. It's kind of one of the things we do and do well. "This s-t has been going on since Day 1", he said. A lot of it has to come from a lack of empathy. They're clearly not feeling what this could mean for the person down the line. The psychological consequences have to be understood. To do as much as we can to prevent it.

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