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


Dushku was only 12 years old when the event allegedly took place and her story has lit up social media.

"Eliza is very fearless for speaking up", Cameron said Saturday during his appearance at the Television Critics Association press tour to promote his AMC series "James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction". He said, "I don't know what goes through a young girl's mind, I don't know what goes through anyone's mind".

"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]".

Expressing a need for change across the board, Cameron continued, "I think this has been endemic throughout human systems, not just Hollywood".

"She said, 'Look, Eliza has a big crush on you, she is always asking me, 'Oh, I bet Joel is dating all the women, ' 'I bet Joel is screwing a lot of women, ' so I said then we have to be careful with this one", he told Us. True Lies costar Jamie Lee Curtis tells People she didn't know about the incident, which she calls "very sad and disturbing". "I was met with blank stares and had the sense that I wasn't telling that person anything they didn't already know". This is not a reckoning for Hollywood or America; this is reckoning for the human race. This shit's been going on since day one...

In the post, Eliza Dushku claimed that Kramer "methodically" built trust with her and her parents over a matter of months, making her feel "special" before eventually inviting her back to his Miami hotel room with the promise of a swim in the pool followed by a trip out for sushi.

"I was 12", she said. My life was literally in his hands: he hung me in the open air, from a tower crane, atop an office tower, 25+ stories high.

In the post, that has been shared with her 1.3m followrs, she explained that she was coming forward with her story years later thanks to the victims who have spoken out amid the accusations of sexual misconduct that have rocked Hollywood. "He was supposed to be my protector, he was my abuser", Dushku writes.

"This is all vile lies", Kramer, 60, told Us, denying that he was alone in a hotel room or taxi with her, as she alleged. "Sharing these words, finally calling my abuser out publicly by name, brings the start of a new calm". Kramer tells the Wrap that Duskhu's claims are "absolute lies" that "could ruin my career".

Kramer said he is now considering legal action. "We took care of her like she was our kid", he said.

As for the injury Dushku wrote about, Kramer says there would be a production report. "I think this is a great moment in history unfortunately it's founded on personal tragedies for so many of these women". Especially with a minor.