Stunt Coordinator Accused by Eliza Dushku of Sexual Assault Dropped by Agent
Joel Kramer has denied the allegations.
The stunt coordinator accused by Eliza Dushku of sexually assaulting her when she was a minor while working on 1994's True Lies has been dropped by his agent.
Worldwide Production Agency (WPA) no longer represents Joel Kramer, president Richard Caleel confirmed Sunday to The Hollywood Reporter.
"WPA has elected to part ways with Joel Kramer based on the allegations of misconduct now being reported," Caleel said. "Such behavior is unacceptable and entirely at odds with the standards of conduct we demand of ourselves, and expect from our clients."
Dushku accused Kramer of assault in a lengthy Facebook post on Saturday, in which she claimed she was "sexually molested" by the then-36-year-old stunt coordinator after Kramer "lured" her to his hotel room during production.
Kramer denied the allegations to THR on Saturday.
Dushku wrote in part, "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, what movie he put on the television (Coneheads); how he disappeared in the bathroom and emerged, naked, bearing nothing but a small hand towel held flimsy at his mid-section."
On Sunday, Sue Booth Forbes, Dushku's legal guardian on the set, said in a statement that the actress was telling the truth.
"I was on the True Lies set for 3 weeks and reported Joel Kramer's inappropriate sexual behavior towards 12-year-old Eliza to a person in authority," Forbes said. "I was met with blank stares and had the sense that I wasn't telling that person anything they didn't already know."
True Lies star Tom Arnold took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to write, "Of course I believe @elizadushku." He added that the actress was a "wonderful child and is an amazing woman. ... This makes me very angry & breaks my heart but I AM SO PROUD OF HER. #MeToo #TimesUp."