At TCA representing his new AMC Visionaries project James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, the director and explorer said, "I just heard about it, but obviously Eliza is very courageous for speaking up, and I think all the women are that are speaking up and calling for a reckoning now".
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".
She says that after "writhing" his enormous naked body over her, whilst her clothes remained on, that he told her they should be "careful" about telling anyone what happened. "I just don't get the vicious outright lies".
Dushku said that she's coming forward with her story years later thanks to the victims who have spoken out amid the accusations of sexual misconduct that have rocked Hollywood. "I know the other party, and not well, he hasn't worked for me since then. No one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I". Anyone that might be a predator or an abuser knows that mechanism is there and that it's encouraged and that there's no shame around it and there will be consequences.
Expressing a need for change across the board, Cameron continued, "I think this has been endemic throughout human systems, not just Hollywood". "When he was 'finished", he suggested, 'I think we should be careful...,' [about telling anyone] he meant".
Eliza Dushku has appeared in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse and movies including Bring It On.
"I learned recently that in fact he still works at the top of the industry", she wrote.
Cameron, on Saturday, told reporters that he hopes the current climate will yield films "about this stuff and we'll put something in place as an industry practice to do as much as we can to prevent it. Directors are historically pretty oblivious to interpersonal things that are happening on their set because they're focused and are the worst offenders at being focused on 'what I am doing creatively?'" "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. Now, especially. I have daughters. "There's really no mercy now".
Because Hollywood deals with-women who were victims 10, 15, 20 years ago are famous today so they get to have a louder voice when they come forward so bravo for them for doing it. "Whereas he was supposed to be my protector, he was my abuser". "I just don't know what is going through her mind".
Eliza said Kramer, who was 36-years-old at the time, lured her to a hotel room after assuring her parents that he would take her for a swim and sushi.