In January 2021, actor Armie Hammer, known for his role on ‘The Social Network’ and ‘Call me by your name’, faced a series of sexual abuse allegations. Several women shared messages from the star focused on BDSM and cannibalistic fantasies.
After the scandal, the actor’s agency and publicist cut ties with him. Furthermore, he was dropped from various acting projects, ending his career. Two years later, Hammer has broken his silence for the first time, telling his side of the story about him in a new interview with Air Mail.
Armie Hammer breaks his silence
Hammer admits that he emotionally abused his ex-partners but denied that he raped them, now says that the “power dynamics” with his ex-partners were unbalanced because he was a star, and admits that he emotionally abused them, but he reduces his behaviour to what he describes as being “foolish” and “selfish”.
On the accusations of two other ex-girlfriends, Courtney Vucekovich and Paige Lorenze, the actor noted that “the power dynamics” in those relationships were “unbalanced”. “I had young women in their 20s and I was 30. I was a successful actor at the time. Just being with me made them happy and they would have said yes to things that maybe they wouldn’t have said yes to for your account,” he said.
In the interview, the actor points out that he was sexually abused at the age of 13 by a pastor. Furthermore, Hammer points out that his interest in BDSM stemmed from that abuse. “Sexuality was presented to me in a terrifying way that I had no control over. My interests then were: I want to be in control of the situation, sexually,” he added.
Regarding his suicide attempt, the actor explained: “ I just went out into the ocean and swam as far as I could and expected to drown, get hit by a boat, or get eaten by a shark. Then I realized that my children were still on the coast and that I couldn’t do that to my children.”
Armie Hammer denies abuse allegations
One of the biggest accusations against Hammer came from a woman named Effie. She claimed that she had been in a long-term relationship with the actor and that he had sexually assaulted her. On the subject, the actor told AirMail that the time the sexual intercourse she referred to as rape was a “consensual non-consent scene.”
Hammer also responded to allegations by two other women he was involved with, Paige Lorenze and Courtney Vucekovich. The actor admitted that he was “a million per cent” emotionally abusive to both women.
The actor also told Air Mail that he is ready to turn the page. “I’m here to own up to my mistakes, take responsibility for the fact that I was a jerk, that I was selfish, that I used people to make myself feel better, and when I was done, I moved on. And I treated people worse than they should have been treated,” he said. Air Mail notes that Hammer entered rehab for drug and alcohol abuse in late May 2021.
As for going back to Hollywood, Hammer was blunt in mentioning that no one will hire him: “If they hire me, then they are the people who support the abusers. And then they run the risk of being cancelled.”
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