Eliza Dushku Talks About Taking Back Power After #MeToo, Her New Movie in Time Magazine

Eliza Dushku was interviewed by Time magazine about her #MeToo experiences, and her latest project, the biopic Mapplethorpe. Watertown’s Eliza Dushku spoke to Time magazine about how she is responding to her #MeToo experience on the set of Bull, the movie she and her brother Nate produced — Mapplethorpe, and her sobriety. In the piece, which came out online Tuesday, Dushku also talks about her pursuit of a college degree at Lesley University, which is why the interview took place near Harvard Square. In December, she was the subject of headlines when the New York Times revealed that CBS had paid her a multimillion dollar settlement after she complained about being sexually harassed on the set of the show Bull by the show’s star, Michael Weatherly. She spoke out about it in the Boston Globe.

Eliza & Nate Dushku Will Host Q&As at 2 Showings of their New Film “Mapplethorpe”

Matt Smith plays Robert Mapplethorpe in the movie produced by Watertown’s Eliza and Nate Dushku. Watertown’s own Eliza and Nate Dushku will be on hand to answer questions after a showing of Mapplethrope, the movie which the siblings produced. There will be two showings of the movie about one of the significant artists of the 1970s and 1980s at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. The shows — at 7:05 p.m. on both Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 — will be followed by a Q&A with the Dushkus. Find out more about Mapplethorpe and get tickets by clicking here.

CBS Pays Watertown’s Eliza Dushku a $9.5 Million Sexual Harassment Settlement

Eliza Dushku received a $9.5 million settlement from CBS in a sexual harassment case. Here she speaks at a candlelight vigil in Watertown for those lost to addiction. Watertown-native Eliza Dushku received a $9.5 million settlement from CBS after she alleged her role on the network’s show “Bull” was cut after she confronted about inappropriate comments made to her by the show’s star. The settlement, was reached after Dushku reported that Michael Weatherly made a rape joke to her and commented to her about a threesome, reported in the New York Times. She alleges she confronted Weatherly about the comments and shortly afterward her role, which she had been told would be a full-time one, was written off the show.

‘Mapplethorpe’ Movie, Produced by Eliza & Nate Dushku, Picked up by Studio

The biopic on controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe being produced, in part, by Watertown’s Eliza and Nate Dushku has been picked up by a studio and will be released later this year. 

The North American rights to “Mapplethorpe” has been secured by Samuel Goldwyn Films, according to a report in Variety. The movie stars Matt Smith, known for his roles on “Dr. Who” and Netflix’s “The Crown,” and it is directed by Odi Timoner. Timoner is also a producer, along with Richard J. Bosner. Samuel Goldwyn Films seeks to release the movie in the fall, according to Deadline Hollywood. The film premiered  at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

Eliza Dushku Shares Her #MeToo Moment on Facebook

Watertown native and Hollywood actress Eliza Dushku wrote about being sexually assaulted as a young actress on Facebook Saturday. According to the post Dushku was 12 years old when she was sexually molested by a “leading Hollywood stunt coordinator,” whom she names in the post. She said at the time she told only some of her family and some close friends, and has struggled about when and if she would go public about it. Dushku said she was grateful for those women and men who shared their stories before she did. See the post here


Watertown’s Eliza Dushku to Appear in CBS Legal Drama ‘Bull’

Watertown native Eliza Dushku has been signed to appear as a recurring character in the CBS show Bull, the legal drama staring NCIS alum Michael Weatherly. Dushku (known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Banshee) will play J.P. Nunnelly, “the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Michael Weatherly’s titular character when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time,” according to TVLine.com. IMDB describes Dr. Bull as “the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick.” CBS recently announced that Bull would be picked up for a second season. Dushku’s three-episode arc begins Tuesday, May 9, and TVLine reported that she may return in season 2.