Eliza Dushku has alleged that one in every of Hollywood’s main stunt coordinators sexually molested her correct thru the filming of 1994’s Dazzling Lies when she used to be edifying 12 years passe.
The actress, 37, used to be starring within the James Cameron-directed movie alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis when she met Joel Kramer — who has labored on a amount of Schwarzenegger’s movies including Twins, Whole Keep, Kindergarten Cop, Final Action Hero, Eraser, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
He used to be set up responsible of her security on the movie, rigging her on wires and harnesses for the action movie’s then-groundbreaking stunts. Nevertheless while he used to be presupposed to be Dushku’s protector, she claimed he was into her abuser.
“I be aware, so clearly 25 years later, how Joel Kramer made me feel special, how he methodically built my and my fogeys’ belief, for months grooming me,” she wrote in an emotional publish on her Facebook page Saturday, claiming that Kramer had lured her to his Miami resort room “with a promise to my dad or mum that he would resolve me for a swim on the stunt crew’s resort pool and for my first sushi meal thereafter.”
There, she alleged he placed her on one in every of the room’s two resort beds, disappeared in to the bathroom, and emerged naked, “bearing nothing nonetheless a small hand towel” over his genitals. He then allegedly laid on high of her and “rubbed all over me” except he climaxed.
On the taxi glide dwelling, he allegedly grew exasperated again when he set up Dushku on his lap within the backseat, she claimed.
Kramer did no longer immediately answer to PEOPLE’s search files from for comment, nor did reps for Duskhu or Cameron.
After the alleged incident, Duskhu claimed in her publish that Kramer told her, “I mediate we wants to be cautious…” — a comment she interpreted to mean she shouldn’t tell somebody about the incident as he used to be 36 on the time. He grew frigid with her within the following weeks.
Duskhu claims that she did tell a handful of of us, nonetheless, she writes, “no one looked keen to confront this taboo subject then, nor used to be I.”
It used to be most attention-grabbing essentially the most up-to-date onslaught of Hollywood actresses began out about their alleged experiences with sexual misconduct that the Elevate It On star felt heroic enough to confront her win gloomy previous.
“I am grateful to the girls and men who have long previous earlier than me in most up-to-date months,” she wrote. “The ever-rising checklist of sexual abuse and harassment victims who have spoken out with their truths have lastly given me the skill to focus on out. It has been indescribably onerous, bottling this up inside of me for all of those years. … I am hoping that speaking out will back other victims and defend in opposition to future abuse.”
She used to be especially sparked by a most up-to-date portray she noticed of Kramer, who has just no longer too long within the past labored on Westworld and Infected 7, hugging a young girl. “That image has skittish me shut to nonstop since,” Dushku wrote. “I’m succesful of now no longer conceal what took place.” (Forward of that, Dushku wrote that she had heard that Kramer used to be ‘realized out’ and had allegedly left the industry.)
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Elsewhere in her publish, Dushku puzzled why those on region at Dazzling Lies didn’t observe the behavior and set up a narrate to it.
“It’s incomprehensible,” she wrote. “Why didn’t an adult on the region win his predatory advances uncommon — that over-the-high special consideration he gave me. Pretty early on he nicknamed me ‘Jailbait’ and overtly called me by this name in a ill flirty manner in front of others … I used to be a child.”
“Hollywood has been ideally first-rate to me in some methods. Nevertheless, Hollywood additionally did not present protection to me, a child actress,” she added.
In a inform to PEOPLE, Dushku’s costar Curtis said she had no files of Kramer’s alleged behavior with Dusku on region nonetheless applauded her decision to reach reduction forward with her chronicle.
“It’s miles a extraordinarily sad and tense chronicle,” she said. “Clearly, I had no files on the time. I applaud her braveness and honor her truth telling and that of all who have reach forward and paved the style for what I am hoping: truth and consequences and reconciliation and substantive replace.”