Jamie Lee Curtis speaks out on Dushku's molestation claims
New York: Jamie Lee Curtis has praised Eliza Dushku for opening up about being sexually molested by stunt coordinator Joel Kramer on the sets of True Lies, when she was a minor, saying the actor "has awakened us to a new, horrific reality".
In a Facebook post, Dushku alleged that she was sexually harassed by Kramer, who was in-charge of her safety on the film sets.
Curtis, who played the then 12-year-old actor's mother in the James Cameron directorial, penned a column in Huffington Post saying she had shared the story with her privately a few years ago.
"I was shocked and saddened then and still am today. We have all started to awaken to the fact that the terrible abuses now commonplace in daily news reports have been going on for a very long time... Eliza's story has now awakened us from our denial slumber to a new, horrific reality. The abuse of children," she wrote.
The actor said learning about the incident was a "terrible" experience for her.
"Many of us involved in True Lies were parents. Jim, Arnold and myself. Parents of daughters. What allegedly happened to Eliza, away from the safety net of all of us and our purview is a terrible thing to learn about."
Curtis hopes affected
people will continue to share their stories and that "all abusers will be held accountable".