Eliza Dushku: Stuntman Sexually Assaulted Me at 12


Actor Eliza Dushku has revealed that she was sexually assaulted at the age of 12 while working on James Cameron's True Lies.

"Ever since, I have struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever", she posted on her Facebook.

"I remember how afterwards", the actress went on, "the taxi driver stared at me in the rear view mirror when Joel Kramer put me on his lap in the backseat and clutched me and grew aroused again; and how my eyes never left the driver's eyes during that long ride over a Miami bridge, back to my hotel and parent".

Then Kramer allegedly "rubbed all over" Dushku's body until he was "finished", she charged.

"We took care of her like she was our kid", he said. "I don't know why she would do this to me". When he was "done", he recommended, "I figure we ought to be cautious...", [about telling anyone] he implied'. "When you harness someone you can get bumps and bruises, but I don't remember her breaking any ribs and all of a sudden she is viciously attacking me", he said. "It is incomprehensible. Why didn't an adult on the set find his predatory advances unusual - that over-the-top special attention he gave me", Dushku wrote.

Eliza Dushku as Echo in Dollhouse, 2008.

In her post on Saturday, Dushku said she told her parents, one of her older brothers and two adult friends.

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Kramer did not say if he would pursue legal action, he told The News that he just "wouldn't know where to go from here".

"Us not looking for out her is complete bulls-t", Kramer told The News. "No one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I".

Kramer has worked behind-the-scenes on blockbuster such as Mr and Mrs Smith, Blade Runner andFast and The Furious 7 added that he thought the allegations were "just insane", insisting he "treated her like a daughter".

Joel Kramer's IMDB lists Blade Runner 2049, Star Trek Discovery and Westworld among his recent work.

Dushku concluded, "Hollywood has been very good to me in many ways. Big blockbuster or not, my child comes to me and others saying they have been abused like this?" reads one comment that has over 900 likes.

"Through the years, courageous fans have regularly shared with me how some of my characters have given them the conviction to stand up to their abusers".

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.