Joel Kramer lost his job as the stunt coordinator following the allegations of molestation made by Eliza Dushku, who claims the Academy Award winner sexually exploited her when she was 12-years-old. In response to the claims, Kramer claimed Dushku is lying and that he never touched her inappropriately.
He said to The Hollywood Reporter that her accusations were “atrocious lies” and he never once spent time with her alone. He said to THR that they “took care of her like she was our kid” and he doesn’t even remember being alone with her at any time.
Joel – who worked on Westworld and Star Trek: Discovery as well – said his team always makes sure that everyone is safe while performing stunts.
Yesterday, Sunday, Worldwide Production Agency announced they would end their working relationship with Kramer, and he has yet to comment on the decision.
In a statement, they said they “elected to part ways with Joel Kramer” based on the accusations that have been reported widely in the news media.
And of course, the organization condemned such conduct and said it’s entirely inappropriate and absolutely against their code of conduct.
Furthermore, other co-stars on the set including Jamie Lee Curtis, who was Dushku’s mother on the set of the film, said Eliza revealed that story to her privately several years ago. She said she was “shocked and saddened” to hear it.
Celebrity Insider reported two days ago that James Cameron also commented on the matter. The Avatar director said had they known about it, something would’ve done in the name of justice undoubtedly. The Terminator said there would’ve been “no mercy” for Joel.