Warning: The article contains descriptions of sexual assault.
On Saturday, Eliza Dushku accused prolific Hollywood stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of sexually assaulting her on the set of True Lies when she was 12 years old. Director James Cameron said that he hadn’t known about the allegation until Dushku shared it publicly, saying that “there would have been no mercy” had he known about it at the time, and Jamie Lee Curtis—who played Dushku’s mom in the film—wrote an essay calling for all abusers to “be held accountable.” Since then, two more accusers have come forward, with one saying Kramer engaged in statutory rape with her younger sister’s 16-year-old friend and a then-aspiring stuntwoman accusing Kramer of forcing her to perform oral sex on him after a party in the ’70s or ’80s.
Now, True Lies star Arnold Schwarzenegger has addressed Dushku’s allegations as well, saying on Twitter that he and the rest of the cast and crew “would have done something” if they had known. He also added that he’s proud of Dushku for being “a great talent and an amazing woman” who is “so courageous.”
Schwarzenegger worked with Kramer for years after True Lies, mostly in the ’90s on Junior, Batman & Robin, and Jingle All The Way, but Kramer was also a stunt coordinator on Schwarzenegger’s Terminator Genisys in 2015. It’s also worth noting that Schwarzenegger has himself faced sexual harassment allegations, with him backing out of an award ceremony in December when a group threatened to stage a protest.