Arnold Schwarzenegger 'proud' of Eliza Dushku following her molestation allegations

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eliza Dushku
Arnold Schwarzenegger has spoken out in support of his True Lies co-star Eliza Dushku. Photo credit: Getty

Arnold Schwarzenegger has spoken out in support of his True Lies co-star Eliza Dushku, saying he's proud of the actress for speaking out about her alleged molestation by the film's stunt coordinator when she was 12 years old.

Dushku alleged in a Facebook post Saturday that Joel Kramer, a Hollywood stunt coordinator who recently worked on Westworld and Furious 7, lured her to his Miami hotel room during production of the 1994 film and sexually assaulted her.

Dushku said she told several people what happened in the years since, but that "no one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I." Kramer has strongly denied the allegations.

Since Saturday, several people have come out in support of the actress or to back her claims, including her co-star Jamie Lee Curtis. The action movie's director James Cameron said at TCA on Saturday, "Had I known about it, there would have been no mercy."

On Monday (local time), Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger responded to a tweet from co-star Tom Arnold, who said that he, Arnold, James Cameron, and Jamie Lee Curtis "would've done something" if they knew what was happening at the time. 

"Tom, you bet your ass all of us would have done something," Schwarzenegger wrote. "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."

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