LOS ANGELES — Actress Eliza Dushku, star of TV’s ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, ‘Angel’ and ‘Tru Calling’, on Saturday came forward to recount incidents of sexual abuse that she alleged occurred while she was working on one of her earliest roles as the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the 1994 film ‘True Lies’.
In a post on her verified Facebook account, Dushku, then 12, also alleged that Joel Kramer, then 36, caused her to be injured on the set as payback for disclosing the alleged misconduct to a friend, Varity reported.
Dushku detailed multiple incidents allegedly involving the film’s stunt coordinator Kramer, who she remembered building trust with her that led to being alone with him in his hotel room.
Kramer denied the allegations in a Variety interview.
True Lies filmmaker James Cameron said he was unaware of Dushku’s experience and lauded her for speaking out.
“When I was 12 years old, while filming ‘True Lies’, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators,” she wrote.
“Ever since, I have struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever. At the time, I shared what happened to me with my parents, two adult friends and one of my older brothers. No one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I.”