Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Eliza Dushku's mother and film guardian support her assault claims

Eliza Dushku's mother and film guardian support her assault claims

"Eliza is very courageous 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".

In a lengthy Facebook post, the actress, who played Faith in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, claimed a co-worker on set established a rapport with her parents before sexually abusing her while they worked together on the 1994 film. When reached by phone for comment, Kramer denied her account.

Cameron called it "heartbreaking that it happened to her" on his film. I think a lot of it has to come from some kind of lack of empathy. "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".

Dushku said that she's 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. "No one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I". "It's important to create a safe avenue for speaking up", he said, so that "anybody who might be a predator or abuser knows that mechanism is there, and there will be consequences". I think this has been endemic throughout human systems, not just Hollywood.Women who were victims 10 or 15 years ago are famous today so they have a louder voice when they come forward. When he was "done", he recommended, "I figure we ought to be cautious...", [about telling anyone] he implied'. "Directors are historically pretty oblivious to the interpersonal things that are happening on their sets", he said. He said, "I don't know what goes through a young girl's mind, I don't know what goes through anyone's mind". Now, especially. I have daughters. "There'd really be no mercy now".

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.

She additionally got out Hollywood for "neglecting to ensure her", adjusting off her announcement by saying how other individuals' stories have given her quality to approach.

"On a daily basis he rigged wires and harnesses on my 12-year-old body".

Kramer, whose recent credits include Star Trek: Discovery, Blade Runner 2049, Westworld and Furious 7, denied Dushku's allegations. "He was supposed to be my protector, he was my abuser", Dushku writes.

In 2011, when addressing the wide-spread rumor of a planned True Lies sequel (that has since been turned into a TV project), Dushku expressed interest in returning to the franchise that launched her career.

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