Arnie's body double denies Eliza Dushku's sex abuse claims

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2018

I remember how afterwards, the taxi driver stared at me in the rearview mirror when Joel Kramer put me on his lap in the backseat and clutched me and grew aroused again; and how my eyes never left the driver's eyes during that long ride over a Miami bridge, back to my hotel and parent.

The actress claimed the man in his 30s "lured me to his Miami hotel room with a promise to my parents that he would take me for a swim at the crew's hotel pool". "When you harness someone you can get bumps and bruises, but I don't remember her breaking any ribs and all of a sudden she is viciously attacking me", he said.

He told the Daily News that he was "absolutely astoundingly flabbergasted" to hear the accusations and declared it was not true. Stunt doubles did all the big stunts, Eliza did close-ups on camera, we wanted her trust and we treated her like family. "Something set her off somewhere". "It is incomprehensible. Why didn't an adult on the set find his predatory advances odd - that over-the-top special attention he gave me", Dushku wrote.

According to PEOPLE, a woman with an account that appears to belong to Dushku's mother Judith, replied to a person who said her parents should have contacted police or True Lies director James Cameron.

Years ago, I had heard second hand that Joel Kramer was "found out" and forced to leave the business. When he was "done", he recommended, "I figure we ought to be cautious...", [about telling anyone] he implied'. "No one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I".

While Kramer plans on talking to a lawyer, he will not countersue if this goes to court.

Kramer said he started working as a stuntman and coordinator in 1979. "She just ruined me".

The post then goes on to describe how Dushku was later injured in a stunt accident after a female industry friend she'd shared the story with visited the True Lies set.

The actress adds that she was prompted to come out with her story now when she saw a photo of Kramer hugging a young girl on the Internet, an image that she writes "haunted" her. Dushku also credits other Hollywood women who have come out with stories of abuse and assault in recent weeks for strengthening her resolve. "I like to think of myself as a tough Boston chick", Dushku concluded. He most recently worked on "Blade Runner 2049", "Westworld" and "Star Trek", the TV series. "I hope that speaking out will help other victims and protect against future abuse".

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