James Cameron was supposed to be promoting his season of AMC Visionaries, James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction on Saturday at the Television Critics Association winter previews, but instead the legendary director fielded questions about his knowledge of Eliza Dushku's alleged molestation while on the set of his 1994 film, True Lies. "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. "Unfortunately, it's founded on the personal tragedies for so many women".
Cameron went on to say that this isn't just a "Hollywood problem", but that because the film industry has a history of shedding light on social issues, that "hopefully we'll be making films about this stuff and we'll put something in place as industry practice".
"I remember, so clearly 25 years later, how Joel Kramer made me feel special, how he methodically built my and my parents' trust, for months grooming me; exactly how he lured me to his Miami hotel room with a promise to my parent that he would take me for a swim at the stunt crew's hotel pool and for my first sushi meal thereafter", she wrote on Saturday. The actress added that on the way back to her parents, he pulled her onto his lap during a taxi ride, but grew "cold" to her in subsequent encounters. Eliza admitted that the #MeToo movement inspired her to come out toward her abuse and it gave her "the ability to speak out".
Buffy The Vampire Slayer star, Eliza, has claimed Arnie's body double on set of True Lies molested her when she was 12.
"I was 12", she said.
In addressing the sensitive topic, the now-37-year-old Duskhu opened her lengthy post by acknowledging that she "struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever". "Sharing these words, finally calling my abuser out publicly by name, brings the start of a new calm".
In response, Kramer denied the charges and said he and his wife were "taken aback" by her claims.
She claims that he drew the curtains in his room, turned down the air conditioning and disappeared into the bathroom before emerging in just a "flimsy towel", then lay on the bed, rubbing her and saying "you're not going to sleep on me now sweetie, stop pretending you're sleeping". "I just don't get the vicious outright lies". "We do everything we can to make sure everybody is safe". It was important that Eliza trusted me and the stunt team.