In a recent development, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has cleared actor Armie Hammer of sexual assault charges. The case, which dates back to 2017, involved allegations of sexual assault against the 36-year-old actor. Tiffiny Blacknell, director of the communications office for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, confirmed that Hammer will not face charges in connection with the incident.
In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, Blacknell explained the decision, saying: “Due to the complexity of the relationship and the inability to prove a forced, non-consensual sexual encounter, we are unable to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.” Sexual assault cases are often difficult to prosecute and require extensive evidence to establish guilt. Prosecutors assigned to review the case conducted a thorough examination, but determined that there was insufficient evidence at this time to bring charges against Mr. Hammer.
Blacknell further emphasized the office’s commitment to supporting victims of sexual assault, even in cases where charges cannot be filed. “As prosecutors, we have an ethical responsibility to only charge cases that we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt,” she said.
“We know it is difficult for women to report a sexual assault. Even when we are unable to move forward with a prosecution, our victim services representatives will be available to those who seek our victim support services.”
Throughout the investigation, Armie Hammer has consistently denied the allegations against him. However, his accuser, identified as Effie, expressed her disappointment with the outcome of the investigation. In an interview with CNN, Effie stated: “I felt a duty to speak up and file a report to try to hold Armie accountable for all the harm and trauma he has caused me and to protect other women from similar abuse.” .”
Divorce From Elizabeth Chambers
Armie Hammer and his wife of ten years, Elizabeth Chambers, announce their divorce in concurring Instagram statements. The couple describe their thirteen-year journey as best friends, soul mates, and parents, but declare their decision to move forward with their marriage.
October 7, 2020: Home Renovation Hobby
Hammer mentions his new home renovation hobby in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. He reveals plans to fix up an old desert motel with a friend.
October 15, 2020: Custody dispute
Hammer files a joint custody petition, claiming that he has not seen his children since he returned to Los Angeles. He claims that Chambers had initially informed him that they would return to Los Angeles in October, but he has not.
November 25, 2020: Thanksgiving Issues
Hammer faces difficulties traveling to the Cayman Islands to celebrate Thanksgiving with Chambers and her children due to problems leaving the United States.
January 1, 2021: Cryptic tweet
Hammer posts a cryptic tweet hinting at unrevealed personal struggles, adding to the speculation surrounding his life.
The accusations begin Jan 12, 2021: @houseofeffie Allegations
An anonymous woman, known as @houseofeffie on Instagram, is coming forward with claims of a four-year affair with Hammer. She shares graphic and violent text messages that she allegedly received from him, detailing his desires for cannibalism, rape fantasies and drinking blood. She also shares messages from other women who claim to have had similar experiences with Hammer.
January 13, 2021: Release of “Shotgun Wedding”
Hammer voluntarily walks out of the movie “Shotgun Wedding” starring Jennifer Lopez, citing online attacks as the reason. He expresses his gratitude to the studio for supporting his decision.
January 14, 2021: Allegations of emotional abuse
App founder Courtney Vucekovich alleges emotional abuse and coercion by Hammer during their June-October 2020 relationship. Her claims align with those made by @houseofeffie.
January 15, 2021: Disturbing Social Media Posts
Screenshots from Hammer’s secondary Instagram account, showing explicit photos and videos of women in bondage. Hammer confirms that the account is his, and apologizes to the real Miss Cayman for misassociating her with the content.
January 25, 2021: Additional allegations
Paige Lorenze, a former girlfriend of Hammer’s, corroborates the allegations of abuse, including the branding and non-consensual photography. Hammer’s lawyer denies the allegations and claims that all interactions were consensual.
Investigation and setbacks in Hammer’s career
February 7, 2021: Hammer Throw Talent Agency
Hammer’s talent agency, WME, has dropped him after the allegations and controversy surrounding his personal life.
March 11, 2021: Troubling Family Revelations
Vanity Fair publishes an article that delves into the history of the Hammer family and reveals disturbing details about their relatives, including a grandfather accused of murder.
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