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Eliza Dushku Names Her Abuser, Demands Hollywood Protect Child Actors

Posted On: Jan 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Refinery29

Eliza Dushku Names Her Abuser, Demands Hollywood Protect Child Actors

Eliza Dushku has come out about the abuse she endured as a child actress and named her abuser in a powerful essay that she posted on her Facebook account. Please note: Dushku's essay contains a graphic description of her abuse. "When I was 12 years old, while filming True Lies , I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood's leading stunt coordinators," she opens her essay. True Lies was her fourth film role and was released in 1994. Duskhu explains that Kramer began the process of grooming, by "making her feel special" and how he fostered trust with the young actress and her parents. Forensic psychiatrist Michael Welner lists targeting and gaining trust as two distinct tools of grooming that child sex predators employ in order to offend. "I remember vividly how he methodically drew the shades and turned down the lights; how he cranked up the air-conditioning to what felt like freezing levels, where exactly he placed me on one of the two hotel room beds," writes Dushku, before explaining how...

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