Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Arnold mentioned they’d have “finished one thing” to guard castmate Eliza Dushku had they identified about her alleged sexual assault in the course of the filming of “True Lies.”
Dushku, who performed Schwarzenegger’s younger daughter within the 1994 motion thriller, posted particulars of the alleged assault on Fb over the weekend. The actress mentioned Joel Kramer, a prime Hollywood stunt coordinator and a longtime private stunt double for Schwarzenegger, “sexually molested” her in his Miami lodge room in the course of the filming of the film:
In a tweet, Arnold expressed his help for Dushku, and mentioned director James Cameron and his fellow co-stars would’ve protected the then-child star had they been conscious:
Schwarzenegger later responded to Arnold’s tweet, saying: “You wager your ass all of us would have finished one thing.”
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who performed Dushku’s mom within the movie, printed an essay in HuffPost this week concerning the incident.
“What allegedly occurred to Eliza, away from the security web of all of us and our purview is a horrible, horrible factor to study and need to reconcile,” Curtis wrote. “The reality will set us all free.”
Talking on the Tv Critics Affiliation’s winter press tour on Saturday, Cameron mentioned Dushku was “very courageous for talking up.”
“I feel all the ladies are which are talking up and calling for a reckoning now,” he mentioned, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter. “I feel this has been endemic all through human programs, not simply Hollywood.”
Kramer has denied Dushku’s allegations, calling them “completely unfaithful.”
On Monday, two different ladies ― each of them veteran stuntwomen ― additionally accused Kramer of sexual misconduct. One informed Deadline that the stuntman had pressured her to carry out oral intercourse on him in his automotive; one other claimed Kramer “lured” her sister’s 16-year-old buddy to his lodge room in 1997 and had intercourse along with her.
Kramer denied wrongdoing in each instances and informed Deadline the allegations amounted to a “witch hunt” in opposition to him.