The Armie Hammer story just got darker, actor accused of 2017 rape
The Armie Hammer story has just got darker. LA police have launched an investigation into an allegation of rape made against the Hollywood actor.
Hammer has denied any wrongdoing.
The confirmation from detectives of an inquiry came moments after a woman, 21, appeared at a news conference and alleged she had been raped and assaulted by the actor in 2017.
The woman – who lives in Europe – was identified only as ‘Effie’ and gave a graphic description of her interactions with Mr Hammer. Telling reporters: “I thought he was going to kill me.”
‘Canabilism and rape’ accusations
Armie Hammer has faced allegations since January from former partners, alleging he was physically and emotionally abusive.
A series of images, purported to be screenshots of direct messages he sent, were posted anonymously, detailing disturbing and violent sexual fantasies including cannibalism and rape.
Mr Hammer denied the screenshots were real and called the allegations “vicious and spurious”.
In the wake of the allegations, Hammer quit a number of planned movie projects and was dropped by his agent and publicist. His estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers, with whom he has two children, has said she is “shocked, heartbroken and devastated” by the stories.
At the news conference, Effy said she met the actor on Facebook in 2016 and that the pair had an on-off relationship for the next four years.
Effie said: “He abused me mentally, emotionally, and sexually; I was completely in shock and couldn’t believe someone I loved did that to me.
“I tried so hard to justify his actions, even to the point of responding to him in a way that did not reflect my true feelings.”
She said she had been left traumatised and had considered taking her own life.
“I want other survivors of sexual assault around the world to feel empowered and know that they are heard, believed, understood, supported, and loved.”
Her lawyer, the high-profile women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, said she had passed evidence in the case to the police. “We do think it is important that an investigation of these serious allegations is conducted,” she said.
An LAPD spokesman confirmed the department had been contacted by an attorney on 3 February and had opened an investigation.
Hammer’s lawyer repeated the actor’s denial in response to the recent allegations.
Referring to Effie by her full name, Andrew Brettler said her “own correspondence with Mr Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations”.
He released explicit text messages he says she sent to Mr Hammer to which the actor “responded making it clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her”.
“From day one, Mr Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions with (the accuser) – and every other sexual partner of his for that matter – have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.”
He added that the “attention-seeking and ill-advised legal bid will only make it more difficult for real victims of sexual violence to get the justice they deserve”.
Who is Armie Hammer?
Armie Hammer actor bio:
Armand Douglas Hammer (born August 28, 1986), known professionally as Armie Hammer, is an American actor. The son of businessman Michael Armand Hammer and the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer, he began his acting career with guest appearances in television series. Hammer’s first leading role was as Billy Graham in the 2008 film Billy: The Early Years, and he gained wider recognition for his portrayal of the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in David Fincher’s biographical drama film The Social Network (2010), for which he won the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Hammer portrayed Clyde Tolson in the biopic J. Edgar (2011), played the title character in the western The Lone Ranger (2013), and starred as Illya Kuryakin in the action film The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015). In 2017, he starred in Luca Guadagnino’s romantic drama Call Me by Your Name, for which he received a nomination for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. The following year, he portrayed Martin D. Ginsburg in the biopic On the Basis of Sex (2018). On Broadway, he starred in a production of Straight White Men in 2018.
Armie Hammer allegations
In 2021, a scandal erupted with allegations against Hammer of sexual abuse and cannibalistic fetishism, which included physical harm, nonconsensual BDSM, and emotional abuse. Following the allegations, he stepped back from various future projects and was dropped by his acting agency and publicist.
Read more on the full allegations on Armie Hammer wiki
Armie Hammer movies
Armie Hammer movies include: Call Me By Your Name, The Social Network, The Lone Ranger, J.Edgar, Hotel Mumbai – Find out more on Armie Hammer IMBD
Armie Hammer net worth
As of 2020, Armie Hammer net worth is estimated at $16million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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