Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Arnold have responded to their True Lies co-star Eliza Dushku’s allegations of sexual misconduct against the 1994 film’s stunt coordinator, Joel Kramer.
On Saturday, Dushku shared a Facebook post in which she alleged that she was molested by Kramer while working on the film at the age of 12. Kramer has since denied the allegations.
Both Schwarzenegger and Arnold expressed their support for Dushku and said they would have taken action has they known about the allegations at the time of filming.
“I promise you @JimCameron @Schwarzenegger @jamieleecurtis would’ve done something too,” Arnold tweeted. “We all love & are proud of @elizadushku #metoo.”
“Tom, you bet your ass all of us would have done something,” Schwarzenegger said while retweeting Arnold’s post. “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.”
True Lies director James Cameron also addressed the claims while promoting his series, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, at the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday.
“I just heard about it, but obviously Eliza is very brave for speaking up, and I think all the women are that are speaking up and calling for a reckoning now [are brave]," Cameron said.
Kramer has been dropped by his agency, Worldwide Production Agency, in the wake of the claims. Kramer has denied the allegations.
"These accusations are entirely untrue. While filming True Lies I treated Ms. Dushku with respect and was protective of her safety and welfare as is appropriate to my position as a stunt coordinator. A film crew is like a family, and Eliza was always treated and protected as a member of the family. I never behaved in any way inappropriately with her. I was never in a position where I was alone with her and even while working with her on set her female stunt double was always there to help her into her harness, offer support and ensure her well being," Kramer said in a statement to E! News. "While it is true that Ms. Dushku did come swimming with several of the stunt crew at our hotel and afterwards had sushi with us, again we were not alone and I did not 'lure her to my hotel room.' We as a 'family' were including Ms. Dushku in our group to make her feel welcome and included. These allegations are a well-crafted fabrication by Ms. Dushku. I do not understand what motivated Ms. Dushku to make this statement and I hope that she can find it in her conscience to correct this injustice and return my good name to me."
"I understand the culture in Hollywood has been historically unfair to women and I applaud and support women who are standing up and pointing out these injustices. It is unfortunate, however that this new culture allows a person to destroy the life and livelihood of a person with false accusations," he continued. "This false accusation has subjected my family and me to death treats and will devastate my livelihood even when proven to be false. In truth, innocence in fact is not enough to clear a person's name in the minds on the world. This action can also only undermine the suffering of women who have had to deal with unjust treatment."
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