And a few weeks ago, I found an internet photo of Joel Kramer hugging a young girl. After rubbing his naked body all over a 12 year old female actor at the age of 36 in a hotel room until he finished , he then the next day broke her ribs in a stunt accident on the set of True Lies. I remember how he laid me down on the bed, wrapped me with his gigantic writhing body, and rubbed all over me. That image has haunted me near nonstop since. No one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I. I like to think of myself as a tough Boston chick, in many ways I suppose not unlike Faith, Missy, or Echo. The Bring It On actress shared in explicit detail the entire event that happened now 25 years ago in Miami, and it s a haunting and very sad story of which we can only hope there are real-world consequences. Hollywood has been very good to me in many ways. Ever since, I have struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever. Justice still will come down on Kramer, in whatever form that may be, but people are already taking it upon themselves to show their displeasure with the stunt man. At the time, I shared what happened to me with my parents, two adult friends and one of my older brothers. You can read her full, unedited account The State Jan. To be clear, over the course of those months rehearsing and filming True Lies, it was Joel Kramer who was responsible for my safety on a film that at the time broke new ground for action films.
Now it is you who give me strength and conviction who is eliza dushku dating now. 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. With broken ribs, I spent the evening in the hospital. It has been indescribably exhausting, bottling this up inside me for all of these years. I am grateful to the women and men who have gone before me in recent months. Our thoughts are with her right now during what must be an unimaginably difficult time. Nevertheless, Hollywood also failed to protect me, a child actress. That an adult man would do any of this two a twelve-year-old girl. I hope that speaking out will help other victims and protect against future abuse. Facebook page last night to reveal that when she was a 12-year-old child actress working on the set of True Lies, she was molested by the film s stunt coordinator — a man named Joel Kramer. When he was ‘finished , he suggested, I think we should be careful…, [about telling anyone] he meant. Take, for example, his IMDb bio — already edited to reflect who this man apparently REALLY is (below): Joel Kramer is a known child molester. He spoke these words: You re not going to sleep on me now sweetie, stop pretending you re sleeping, as he rubbed harder and faster against my catatonic body who is eliza dushku dating now.
Whereas he was supposed to be my protector, he was my abuser. I learned recently that in fact he still works at the top of the industry. Anyways, about the bigger stuff — it s incredibly brave for Eliza to come out like this... On a daily basis he rigged wires and harnesses on my 12 year old body. I remember what I was wearing (my favorite white denim shorts, thankfully, secured enough for me to keep on). Child actors were injured on purpose during stunts or threatened with being injured if they didn t cooperate with the abuse. He repeatedly abused children off set of numerous movies and then left their life in his hands on-set during stunts. It s a small thing, but it s a start — and people like that deserve the public shame. In part, Dushku alleged (below): When I was 12 years old, while filming True Lies , I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood s leading stunt coordinators. The ever-growing list of sexual abuse and harassment victims who have spoken out with their truths have finally given me the ability to speak out. ... .