Armie Hammer Says He Was Sexually Abused At 13 In New Interview

Armie Hammer denies any legal wrongdoing in his first interview for the reason that sexual abuse and misconduct allegations in opposition to him emerged in 2021.

The “Name Me By Your Identify” star sat down with James Kirchick from Graydon Carter’s Air Mail this week. He instantly addressed the accusations introduced ahead by a number of girls and opened up a couple of traumatic childhood encounter along with his youth pastor.

Hammer left the highlight in early 2021 when supposed Instagram messages leaked on-line that exposed his alleged rape and cannibalism fetishes. In March, a girl then solely recognized as Effie claimed he “violently” raped her for 4 hours in Los Angeles in 2017.

“This alleged rape was a scene that was her thought,” Hammer advised Air Mail.

“She deliberate the entire particulars out, all the best way right down to what Starbucks I might see her at, how I might observe her house, how her entrance door can be open and unlocked and I might are available, and we might interact in what is known as a ‘consensual non-consent scene,’ CNC,” he continued.

“Each single factor was mentioned beforehand,” Hammer added. “I’ve by no means thrust this on somebody unexpectedly.”

Effie, who has since been recognized as Efrosina Angelova, finally ended her relationship along with her legal professional and didn’t file fees. Hammer exited “Shotgun Marriage ceremony” and was changed by Josh Duhamel as Jennifer Lopez’s onscreen love curiosity.

Hammer denied the rape allegations however apologized for being “an asshole.”

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Kirchick reportedly obtained direct messages from 2017 between Angelova and Hammer’s ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers and mentioned Angelova advised Chambers she was “just about chasing” Hammer, who “saved saying he was married and couldn’t do that” earlier than relenting.

Chambers allegedly requested three psychologists consider Hammer when she realized of the affair. Within the report obtained by Air Mail, she claimed that Hammer was “grooming women as younger as 15” and that “the FBI is concerned.”

“A few of Mr. Hammer’s attitudes and habits in the direction of intercourse could also be compulsive, however not uncontrolled,” the evaluators reportedly concluded, including that “issues about Mr. Hammer being a perpetrator of sexual violence are unfounded.”

Hammer additionally disclosed within the interview a traumatic expertise from his childhood that he claimed impacted his views on intercourse as an grownup.

He advised the outlet his BDSM fetish was spurred by being sexually molested by a youth pastor when he was 13 years outdated. He mentioned this “launched sexuality into my life in a manner that was utterly out of my management” and had extra everlasting results.

“I used to be powerless within the scenario,” he advised Air Mail. “I had no company within the scenario. Sexuality was launched to me in a scary manner the place I had no management. My pursuits then went to: I need to have management within the scenario, sexually.”

Kirchick reportedly corroborated Hammer’s account by asking his godmother, Candace Garvey, if he had advised her about it on the time.

Hammer and his ex-wife, Elizabeth Chambers, divorced in 2020 after 10 years of marriage.
Hammer and his ex-wife, Elizabeth Chambers, divorced in 2020 after 10 years of marriage.

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As for 2 of his different accusers, Courtney Vucekovich and Paige Lorenze, Hammer advised Air Mail he ought to have been conscious of “the facility dynamics” as they “would have mentioned sure to issues that perhaps they wouldn’t have mentioned sure to” have been he not well-known.

Within the article, the actor additionally claimed he tried to take his personal life whereas quarantining within the Cayman Islands in February 2021. He mentioned he walked into the ocean hoping he “drowned, or was hit by a ship, or eaten by a shark” earlier than remembering his youngsters and swimming to shore.

Hammer blamed “cancel tradition” and the “woke-mob enterprise” for the backlash in opposition to him. He mentioned Robert Downey Jr., who was as soon as out and in of jail for drug-related offenses, had been allowed to redeem himself — however these alternatives at the moment are lacking.

“There’s no likelihood for rehabilitation,” Hammer advised the outlet.

“I’m right here to personal my errors, take accountability for the truth that I used to be an asshole, that I used to be egocentric, that I used individuals to make me really feel higher, and once I was carried out, moved on,” Hammer continued. “I’m now a more healthy, happier, extra balanced individual.”

Hammer, who’s since turn into a sober companion for a recovering addict, mentioned he was “really grateful” for his personal sobriety and “wouldn’t return and undo every little thing that’s occurred to me.” He and his spouse filed for divorce in 2020 after 10 years of marriage.