Eliza Dushku took to her Facebook account in a lengthy post announcing that she was sexually assaulted by Joel Kramer. Arnold Schwarzenegger appreciated her bravery in the matter.
When I was 12 years old, while filming “True Lies”, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading…
Describing the incident the actor said
“When I was 12 years old, while filming “True Lies”, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators.”
She mentions that she told her parents about the matter but was asked to keep quite on that time.
“Ever since, I have struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever. At the time, I shared what happened to me with my parents, two adult friends and one of my older brothers. No one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I.”
Now, the changing scenarios have given her the required strength to come out with the details.
“I am grateful to the women and men who have gone before me in recent months. 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. It has been indescribably exhausting, bottling this up inside me for all of these years.”
Shockingly almost everyday a horrible incidence is making news. Recently a bunch of male models have accused esteemed Photograhers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber of Sexual Misconduct.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Support
Dushku played Arnold and Jamie’s daughter in the film True Lies.
When Tom Arnold posted on Twitter that Jim Cameron, Arnold and Jamie Lee Curtis would have done something about the matter if informed. Arnold chose to re confirm be re tweeting the message
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) January 14, 2018
Tom, you bet your ass all of us would have done something. I’m shocked and saddened for Eliza but I am also proud of her – beyond being a great talent and an amazing woman, she is so courageous. https://t.co/EJJbkdior2
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 16, 2018
Jamie lee Curtis wrote an essay for the Huffington Post, condemning the incident and extending her support.
“Many of us involved in “True Lies” were parents. Jim, Arnold and myself. Parents of daughters. What allegedly happened to Eliza, away from the safety net of all of us and our purview is a terrible, terrible thing to learn about and have to reconcile.”
She also feels that all the changes that are happening will help victims speaking out earlier.
“The truth will set us all free. Hopefully that freedom will bring a new ability to call out abuse and, when that abuse occurs, to have swift and consistent action, so that no one again will have to wait 25 years for their truth to be heard.”
Organisations such as Times up Now are trying to make a difference. We Hope all this makes Curtis’ words come true one day.