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James Cameron Commends Eliza Dushku for Coming Forward About Joel Kramer Molestation

James Cameron Commends Eliza Dushku for Coming Forward About Joel Kramer Molestation

Dushku, who is from Watertown, was filming the movie "True Lies" 25 years ago when the alleged incident occurred in a Miami hotel room, she said.

Dushku claims that she told a "tough adult friend" on set about the encounter, who approached Kramer with the allegation.

"I just heard about it, but obviously Eliza is very courageous for speaking up, and I think all the women are that are speaking up and calling for a reckoning now [are brave]", Cameron said on Saturday to a group of journalists during the Television Critics Association press tour for his series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction.

"Obviously, Eliza is very fearless for speaking up and I think all the women who are speaking up and calling for a reckoning now [are]".

James Cameron would have shown "no mercy" had he known about Eliza Dushku's alleged experience on the set of his 1994 film True Lies, he said at TCA on Saturday.

She says he went into the bathroom and came out with a small hand towel over his genitals and then laid her down on the bed and got on top of her and rubbed against her until he climaxed.

Speaking about the infamous "casting couch" culture that has been at the heart of the #MeToo claims, Cameron added it "was happening under our noses and we didn't know about it". "Especially now, I have daughters so there would definitely be no mercy now". "There's really no mercy now". She says she's coming forward now because of others in Hollywood doing so and because Kramer continues to get work on projects like Westworld and Furious 7. "Nevertheless, Hollywood also failed to protect me, a child actress". I am sick to my stomach about it. Obviously, Eliza is very fearless for speaking up.

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"This is a reckoning for the human race", Cameron said.

She wrote that Kramer later "grew aroused again" during a cab ride back home, during which he allegedly grabbed her and sat her on his lap.

The "Titanic" director thinks it is important that all workplaces make a "safe avenue" to allow people to speak up without "shame", and thinks Hollywood is in a position to lead the way.

Her on-set guardian Sue Booth-Forbes gave a statement to Deadline that Dushku's claims were true and a misconduct complaint was made after the actress reported the incident.

"It has been indescribably exhausting, bottling this up inside me for all of these years", she wrote.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer star, Eliza, has claimed Arnie's body double on set of True Lies molested her when she was 12.

In addressing the sensitive topic, the now-37-year-old Duskhu opened her lengthy post by acknowledging that she "struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever". "I am angry, I am just hurt", he told Us.


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