Eliza Dushku says she was molested on film set aged 12

Stunt coordinator Joel Kramer denies claims

Eliza Dushku has accused stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of molesting her on a film set when she was 12 years old. Kramer has since denied the allegations.

Dushku – best known for her role as Faith in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and spinoff Angel – detailed her claims in an account posted to Facebook on Saturday (January 23).

The star claimed that Kramer molested her on the set of 1994’s True Lies. He would have been 36 at the time.

Dushku accused Kramer of “grooming” her, alleging that he “lured me to his Miami hotel room with a promise to my parent that he would take me for a swim”.

She then described how Kramer “emerged, naked” from the bathroom and proceeded to “rub” against her.

“I am grateful to the women and men who have gone before me in recent months,” Dushku wrote. “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.”

She continued: “Hollywood has been very good to me in many ways. Nevertheless, Hollywood also failed to protect me, a child actress.”

Kramer has since denied Dushku’s claims, telling Variety that Dushku’s allegations were “absolutely not true”, saying that he was “taken aback” and “floored” by the claims, and that he “never molested her” and was “never nude in front of her”.

Jamie Lee Curtis – who starred in True Lies – has since penned a response to Dushku’s claims, writing: “Eliza’s story has now awakened us from our denial slumber to a new, horrific reality. The abuse of children

  • For help, advice or more information regarding sexual harassment, assault and rape in the UK, visit the Rape Crisis charity website. In the US, visit RAINN.