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Schwarzenegger finds Eliza Dushku ‘courageous’

IANS | Los Angeles |

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is “proud” of actress Eliza Dushku, who starred as his daughter in “True Lies”, for speaking out about her alleged molestation by the films stunt coordinator when she was 12 years old.

On Monday, the actor responded to a tweet from “True Lies” co-star Tom Arnold, who said that he, Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, and James Cameron would have done something if they had known what happened, reports

“Tom, you bet your a** all of us would have done something,” Schwarzenegger said.

“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.”

Dushku alleged in a Facebook post last week that Joel Kramer, a stunt coordinator, 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 denied the allegations.

Schwarzenegger and Arnold’s comments are the latest from those involved with “True Lies”.

Curtis, who played Dushku’s mother, applauded the actress’ “courage and honour”, while Cameron called her “very brave for speaking up”.