After shocking reports of sexual violence, assault, and cannibalistic fantasies, it became uncertain what would become of Armie Hammer. The once dashing actor, known for his roles in Call Me By Your Name & The Social Network, had fallen out of the limelight after he entered rehab.
Now, the actor has finished his rehabilitation and is in hopes of rejoining his family. His estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, first announced their separation in 2020. Will Armie Hammer be able to reunite with his ex-wife & children after such disturbing sexual assault claims?
Armie Hammer’s rape allegations & leaked DMs
Hammer is currently facing rape allegations from an incident in 2017. The woman, only known publicly by Effie, said Hammer “violently raped” her for four hours in Los Angeles. She claims that during the attack he “slammed [her] head against a wall” and “beat [her] feet with a crop.”
In a statement from Hammer’s lawyer, he denied the rape allegations, stating that the encounter between Hammer & Effie was “completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.”
His lawyer added, “Effie’s own correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations. As recently as July 18, 2020, [Effie] sent graphic texts to Mr. Hammer telling him what she wanted him to do to her. Mr. Hammer responded making it clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her.”
Meanwhile, last year, an anonymous account leaked DMs sent from Hammer’s account. Although sexting is unsurprising these days, Hammer’s messages were disturbingly more intense. Some of the messages involved fantasies of rape & cannibalism. One of the DMs said, “You just live to obey and be my slave. If I wanted to cut off one of your toes and keep it with me in my pocket so I always had a piece of you in my possession?”
After releasing the DMs, the anonymous account revealed that she’d met with five other women who had similar dark experiences with the actor. As more women came forward, so did the actor’s private messages. In one conversation, he told a woman that he wanted to “bite pieces off of” them and told one woman he wanted to eat her heart.
Divorce & rehab
Hammer & Chambers announced their breakup in July 2020, saying in a statement at the time, “It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage. As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as co-parents and dear friends will remain our priority.” Chambers filed for divorce that same month. A year later, the actor checked into rehab.
Armie Hammer’s lawyer told PEOPLE in December that the star “left the treatment facility and is doing great.” A source told PEOPLE at the time that Hammer would “continue with out-patient treatments” and that he “takes it very seriously.” The source added that Hammer would be spending the holidays with his family.
His attorney didn’t say when exactly Hammer departed the center but confirmed he had left the facility about six months after Vanity Fair reported that he had begun his stay. In June 2021, three anonymous sources told the outlet that Hammer checked into a facility to treat his “drug, alcohol and sex issues.”
Will the couple try to fix their marriage?
According to a source from PEOPLE, “Elizabeth’s priority has always been her children and their well-being. The past year hasn’t been easy, but she and Armie have always had love for each other. They’re slowly figuring things out as a couple, but being parents to their two kids will always come first.”
Hammer, 35, and Chambers, 39, were married for ten years and share two kids: daughter Harper Grace, 7, and son Ford Douglas Armand, 4. The source added, “Elizabeth has always loved him. He is really the love of her life. They obviously had a lot of issues, but Armie’s rehab stay showed that he was committed to big changes. They get along and enjoy hanging out with the kids.”
Can the couple move past his disturbing allegations? Should Armie Hammer return to the big screen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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