She recalled an incident where she says Kramer got her alone in a hotel room after saying he'd take her for a swim at the stunt crew's hotel pool: "I remember how he laid me down on the bed, wrapped me with his huge writhing body, and rubbed all over me", she writes.
In her post, former Dollhouse star Dushku claims that, soon after Kramer had assaulted her in a hotel room, she suffered broken ribs in a stunt gone wrong under Kramer's supervision. So whenever there's a male in a position of power, and he's got a piece missing and doesn't understand the consequences of what he's doing - and maybe out of this can come some education that can pull some man who would otherwise go down that path back from the brink as well.
The film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a secret agent and Jamie Lee Curtis as his wife, with Dushku as their daughter, was made in 1994 when the actress was 12 years old. As she puts it: "Whereas he was supposed to be my protector, he was my abuser".
Director James Cameron applauded actress Eliza Dushku for coming forward with allegations she was molested on one of his films but says "there would have been no mercy" if he had been aware of the incident. "Bravo to them for doing it and I'm glad Eliza did that". In November, he told Vanity Fair, "I remember nearly getting in a fight with Harvey Weinstein and hitting him with my Oscar", and acknowledges that, in retrospect, there are many in Hollywood "that would've preferred I had played through on that one".
"Had I known about it, there would have been no mercy", said Cameron, who was taking part in a Q&A session with TV critics Saturday to promote a new TV show.
Dushku wrote she then told an adult female friend who confronted Kramer on set.
Dushku explained that she had heard, years ago, that Kramer had been "found out" and forced to leave the business, but recently learned he was still working in the industry.
I was at the hospital and can verify that she was hurt and in pain with breaks/cracks to her ribs. Eliza admitted that the #MeToo movement inspired her to come out toward her abuse and it gave her "the ability to speak out".
After that encounter, she wrote, Kramer "grew cold" and "everything felt different on the set". Fairly early on he nicknamed me "Jailbait" and brazenly called me this name in a sick flirty way in front of others (at the time, I remember asking one of my older brothers what it meant). He said it's clear that her claims are merely not true. "At the time, Eliza was too scared to tell the whole story and in a way I think she protected me from knowing because she knew how frightened I was of the powerful men on the set". I am so proud of Eliza for writing her eloquent, accurately detailed account of the trauma she suffered at his hands. I like to think of myself as a tough Boston chick, in many ways I suppose not unlike Faith, Missy, or Echo. Stunt doubles did all the big stunts, Eliza did close-ups on camera, we wanted her trust and we treated her like family. Now it is you who give me strength and conviction. I did the only thing I knew to do then - report his behavior to someone with some clout, and that went nowhere.
She expressed gratitude for the support of her fans, and wrote that she hopes her speaking out will help other victims of sexual assault.