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The actress of True Lies affirms that she was “bothered” at 12 years

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Eliza Dushku has reiterated her claims about abuse at the age of 12 while working on the movie True Lies.

In a Facebook post, now, 37 years old, he alleged that the specialist Joel Kramer sexually abused her.

However, after the accusations, Kramer has issued several denials, calling the claims "totally false".

In response, Dushku, best known for Buffy Vampire Slayer, has posted again saying he "defends" his claims and says "the truth"

The actress, who played Faith in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, shared in Facebook an article that reported on his alleged abuse and said: "I resist what I said here, your denials are not precise, what I wrote is true, I will not let you victimize me again".

Dushku's original post, which she shared on Facebook on Saturday, alleged that Kramer had "fixed" her and "sexually harassed" her in a hotel room.

She added that Kramer, who was twice the coordinator of the 1994 film True Lies, deliberately hurt her after she was confronted by an adult friend whom she had trusted.

Dushku wrote: "I remember how … later that day, not by a small coincidence, he was injured by a trick that went wrong in the Harrier jet, with broken ribs, I spent the night in the hospital ..

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Eliza Dushku in True Lies with Arnold Schwarzenegger

"My life was literally in [Kramer’s] hands: it hung me in the open air, from a tower crane, on top of an office tower, more than 25 stories high." While he was supposed to be my protector, he he was my abuser.

In response to these allegations, Kramer told BBC News that "these allegations are totally false."

In a statement, he said: "While filming True Lies, I was treating Ms. Dushku with I respect and protect your safety and well-being as befits my position as a doubles coordinator.

"A film crew is like a family, and Eliza was always treated and protected as a member of the family, I never behaved inappropriately with her."

"I was never in a position where I was alone with she and even while working with her on the set, her doubles double was always there to help her put on the harness, offer support and ensure her well-being.

"I did not attract her to my hotel room," Kramer said.

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Joel Kramer was the specialist coordinator for True Lies

He continued: "I understand that culture in Hollywood has historically been unfair to women and I applaud and support women who stand up and point out these injustices."

"It is unfortunate, however, that this new culture Allow a person to destroy the life and sustenance of a person with false accusations. "

& # 39; Inappropriate sexual behavior & # 39;

Several people have submitted their support for Dushku's account, including his mother in a post on on Facebook

Judith Dushku says that she partially knew what is said to have happened to her daughter, but says that "she was also afraid of Joel Kramer."

Sue Booth-Forbes acted as the 12-year-old girl – the actress's legal guardian while on the set of True Lies and says that Dushku is "telling the truth".

In a statement sent to Deadline, Booth-Forbes says he reported "inappropriate sexual behavior towards Eliza, aged 12. to a person with authority, "but he met" bl ank stares. "

She states that" she had the feeling that she was not telling that person anything she did not know ", and said that the complaint was no more there.

The writer and professor Peter Conti, who has long been a friend of Eliza Dushku, has also corroborated the story, writing on Facebook that the actress confided "a few weeks after it happened."

Conti he says he confronted Kramer at the opening of True Lies but states that "security got in the way."

"I certainly regret not having handled [it] in a more direct way: I was much younger and I thought: if the producers of the film are not doing anything, who the hell will believe me? "

Peter Conti

Kramer's talent agency confirmed to BBC News that he stopped working with him.

In a statement, Worldwide Production Agency said:" WPA has chosen to part with Joel Kramer based on the allegations of misconduct that are now reported.

"Such behavior is unacceptable and totally at odds with the standards of conduct we demand of ourselves, and we expect from our customers"

& # 39; No mercy & # 39;

Meanwhile, Jamie Lee Curtis – who acted in True Lies as Dushku's mother: wrote a column for the Huffington Post, claiming he discovered the accusations "a few years ago, I was surprised and saddened then and still am today", writes.

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Jamie Lee Curtis: "All of us must take some responsibility …"

The actress added: "We must all assume a certain responsibility … Many of us who participate in" True Lies "are parents … What supposedly happened to Eliza, far from the safety net of all of us and of our environment is something terrible, terrible to learn and have to reconcile. "

The director of True Lies, James Cameron, has commented on the statements saying: "If I had known, there would have been no mercy, now, especially, I have daughters." There is really no mercy now "

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