Her former costars – Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold and Arnold Schwarzenegger – have all spoken out in support of Dushku's story, with Schwarzenegger in particular taking a pointed stand defending the actress.
"Tom, you bet your ass all of us would have done something," he tweeted Monday after Arnold noted that he, Curtis, Schwarzenegger and director James Cameron
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Schwarzenegger reacted to the assault claims on Twitter, responding to a comment from Tom Arnold by saying he would’ve absolutely done something if he had known about the abuse during the production. “You bet your ass all of us would have done something,” Schwarzenegger wrote, referring to Cameron, Jamie Lee Curtis, and himself.
“I’m shocked and saddened for
The action star, who toplined James Cameron's 1994 action thriller, tweeted on Monday evening that had he known about the incident at the time "you bet your ass all of us would have done something." Schwarzenegger also tweeted his support to and expressed his pride in Dushku, who played his daughter in the film, for coming forward.
Tom, you bet your ass all of us would have done something. I’m shocked and...
Dushku alleged that she was sexually assaulted by famed stunt coordinator Joel Kramer at the age of 12, bringing new awareness to the pedophile problem that is rampant in Hollywood. Joel Kramer has since been let go from his agency Worldwide Industry, and new attention is being placed on the cause. But in speaking out, Curtis completely ignores the work that Feldman has been doing recently.
According to Deadline, stuntwoman Laura Albert said in a statement that Kramer coerced a 16-year-old girl, the friend of Albert’s younger sister and who wanted to remain unnamed, into having sex while Albert was working on 1997’s “Virus” in North Carolina.
According to Albert’s account, Kramer invited the girls to the stunt crew’s hotel for a swim after Albert had brought them to the set to see how a movie was made and go go-karting with the stunt crew. While in the pool, Kramer allegedly exposed himself and said, “you cannot handle this” while swimming towards the girls. At that point, Albert’s younger sister left.
Albert said in an emailed statement to Variety that not all the stunt crew was staying at the hotel. Three of them
“I invited my younger sister to the set as she resided there,” Albert said to Deadline in a written statement. “I wanted her to come to the set in an effort to mentor her, to show her the motion picture industry from the inside, as she had desired to become a makeup artist. One day after we finished work, I had my sister and her friend,
In an essay published by the Huffington Post titled “Truth and Lies,” Curtis — who played Dushku’s mother in the 1994 film — said Dushku had previously “shared that story with me privately a few years ago. I was shocked and saddened then and still am today.”
“Eliza’s story has now awakened us from our denial slumber to a new, horrific reality. The abuse of children,” she added.
Kramer has denied Dushku’s claims,
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“Paul Haggis deserves, based on his record as a gentleman and humanitarian, to be judged when all the evidence has been taken under penalty of perjury in a court of law,” Remini and Rinder write in the letter. “Because claims of anonymous accusers who have Not gone to law enforcement are not credible.”
Haggis left the Church of Scientology in 2009 after being a member for 35 years. Remini followed in
"Wpa has elected to part ways with Joel Kramer based on the allegations of misconduct now being reported. Such behavior is unacceptable and entirely at odds with the the standards of conduct we demand of ourselves, and expect from our clients."
While Joel Kramer has denied these claims, first revealed by Eliza Dushku on a lengthy Facebook post, they have since been backed up by her mother, brother, her legal guardian on the set, and her former agent. Director James Cameron also showed his support for the actress,
“Eliza Dushku is telling the truth,” Sue Booth-Forbes, who was assigned to protect the child actor when Dushku’s mother was not able to come to the action film set due to work, said in a statement to Deadline.
Booth-Forbes claimed that she reported Kramer’s inappropriate sexual behavior to someone “in authority,” but no action was taken.
“I was met
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In an essay published by French newspaper Liberation on January 14, Deneuve apologized for adding her name to the open letter. The letter made headlines around the world and Deneuve seemed especially troubled by the fact that racist and conservative groups praised her views.
“I would like to say to conservatives, racists, and traditionalists of all kinds who have found it strategic to support me that I am not fooled,
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Curtis has written a first-person response to Dushku’s allegation for The Huffington Post in which she reveals Dushku told her about the assault a few years ago. Lee played Dushku’s mother in the movie and says she is as “shocked and saddened” today as she was when Dushku first told her about the assault.
“We have all started to awaken to the fact that the terrible abuses now
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