Eliza Dushku has been in the acting business for a long time. She'd already appeared in a couple of movies as a child actress before she booked a gig on the movie True Lies in 1994. At the time, she was 12 years old, and the actress recently recounted that her experience on set wasn't exactly the stuff of Hollywood dreams. Instead, she says she was working on the movie when the stunt coordinator, Joel Kramer, with full permission from her parents, brought her back to his hotel room on the pretense of using the hotel's pool.
She reports she went up to his room, where they were supposed to eat sushi---her first sushi meal, in fact. Instead, she says he put the movie Coneheads onto the TV, cranked up the air conditioner and disappeared into the bathroom. When he re-emerged, she says he was naked. But that wasn't the worst of what was to come. She noted,
In the aftermath of the incident, he reportedly took her home in a taxi, where she says he became aroused again. In the time following, she continued to work on True Lies, although she says Joel Kramer grew distant. She says she told her parents, her brother and two other adults about what had happened, but in 1994 no one seemed to know how to cope with what had happened or have a clear game plan about what to do.
She says she decided to speak out now because she felt the time is right, as she would like to liken herself to some of her most popular characters like Buffy The Vampire Slayer's Faith, Bring it On's Missy and Dollhouse's Echo.
Joel Kramer is still working in the industry, most recently working as a stunt coordinator on Blade Runner 2049. If you'd like to read the entire post from the actress you can head over to Facebook, where her story is shared in full.
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