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Armie Hammer is breaking his silence.
Somewhat over two years after he confronted a sequence of sexual abuse allegations that rocked his profession as a film star, Hammer, 36, is telling his side of the story in a new interview with Air Mail, printed Friday night.
Within the prolonged submit, The Social Community star responds to the sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to him and denies any prison wrongdoing, although he admits to being emotionally abusive towards ex-partners.
Hammer additionally opens up for the primary about how he was sexually abused as a teen and the way he had suicidal ideas following the sexual abuse allegations scandal in February 2021.
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In his Air Mail interview, Hammer alleged that he was molested by a youth pastor who abused him when he was 13 years previous. Hammer mentioned his curiosity in BDSM stemmed from that abuse.
“What that did for me was it launched sexuality into my life in a means that it was fully out of my management. I used to be powerless within the scenario. I had no company within the scenario,” Hammer mentioned. “Sexuality was launched to me in a scary means the place I had no management. My pursuits then went to: I wish to have management within the scenario, sexually.”
Of the alleged childhood trauma, Air Mail reported that Hammer instructed an older buddy, who has since died, and his godmother, Candace Garvey, who confirmed the account to the publication.
As for his suicide try after the allegations in opposition to him surfaced, the actor defined, “I simply walked out into the ocean and swam out so far as I might and hoped that both I drowned, or was hit by a ship, or eaten by a shark. Then I noticed that my youngsters had been nonetheless on shore, and that I could not try this to my youngsters.”
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Hammer’s troubles had been first made public in January 2021, when quite a few ladies got here ahead with allegations of misconduct and shared alleged messages from the star centered round BDSM and cannibalistic fantasies.
The actor was quickly after dropped by his expertise company WME and his private publicist, and later exited a number of performing tasks, together with Shotgun Marriage ceremony reverse Jennifer Lopez and Gaslit reverse Julia Roberts and Sean Penn, plus The Godfather-inspired Paramount+ sequence The Provide, in addition to Taika Waititi‘s Subsequent Purpose Wins.
One of many greatest allegations in opposition to Hammer got here from a lady named Effie with ties to a social media account known as Home of Effie, who claimed that they’d been in a prolonged relationship and the actor had sexually assaulted her.
Effie beforehand appeared in a press convention in 2021, the place she additional accused Hammer of “mentally, emotionally and sexually” abusing her throughout their on-and-off four-year relationship. Hammer was married to Elizabeth Chambers on the time of the alleged affair.
Reporting within the Air Mail piece disputes Effie’s declare, nevertheless, as one of many writers of the article mentioned the publication obtained direct messages that Effie despatched to Hammer’s former spouse, the place she allegedly detailed the affair and wrote, “I used to be just about chasing him.”
Then, days earlier than the Hammer scandal broke, Air Mail mentioned that Effie shared a direct message with a follower on Instagram that mentioned the intercourse she had with Hammer was “consensual,” that he was “such an incredible Daddy,” and that he “isn’t harmful. He did not rape anybody.”
When requested by one other follower if she had “authorized illustration” the next day, the outlet mentioned that Effie responded, “I am not saying he raped me, no want for authorized rep.”
And although Effie would go on to allege that Hammer sexually assaulted her, the actor maintained to Air Mail that the time they’d intercourse that she known as rape was a “scene” deliberate upfront.
“She deliberate the entire particulars out, all the way in which right down to what Starbucks I’d see her at, how I’d observe her dwelling, how her entrance door can be open and unlocked and I’d are available in, and we’d have interaction in what is known as a ‘consensual non-consent scene,’ CNC,” Hammer mentioned. “Each single factor was mentioned beforehand. I’ve by no means thrust this on somebody unexpectedly. By no means.”
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Hammer additionally responded to accusations from two different ladies he was concerned with, Paige Lorenze and Courtney Vucekovich, the latter of whom appeared within the Hammer-focused Discovery+ docuseries, Home of Hammer.
Acknowledging that “the facility dynamics had been off” and admitting that he was “a million %” emotionally abusive in the direction of each ladies, Hammer instructed Air Mail, “I’d have these youthful ladies of their mid-20s, and I am in my 30s. I used to be a profitable actor on the time. They may have been comfortable to simply be with me and would have mentioned sure to issues that possibly they would not have mentioned sure to on their very own. That is an imbalance of energy within the scenario.”
“I had a really intense and excessive way of life, and I’d scoop up these ladies, carry them into it —into this whirlwind of journey and intercourse and medicines and large feelings flying round — after which as quickly as I used to be executed, I’d simply drop them off and transfer on to the following girl, leaving that girl feeling deserted or used,” he added.
Hammer additionally instructed Air Mail that he’s prepared to show over a brand new leaf. “I am 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 executed, moved on. And handled individuals extra poorly than they need to have been handled,” he mentioned.
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In line with Air Mail, Hammer entered rehab for drug and alcohol abuse on the finish of Might 2021. “I am now a more healthy, happier, extra balanced particular person. I will be there for my youngsters in a means I by no means was. I will be there for my dad as he is dying in a means that I’d have by no means been in a position to be,” he mentioned. (Hammer’s father, Michael Hammer, died in November 2022, three weeks after Air Mail mentioned they interviewed the actor).
“I am really grateful for my life and my restoration and all the things. I’d not return and undo all the things that is occurred to me,” Hammer added.
The Name Me by Your Identify actor additionally famous that he’s working as a sober companion for one more recovering addict out of rehab.
“I’ll transfer in with him and dwell with him, get him on a wholesome routine, get him into a great schedule of [recovery] conferences, take him to the health club, prepare dinner wholesome meals for him,” Hammer detailed. “It looks like my restoration has taken a flip from me being the one who wants assist staying sober, to me having the ability to assist others.”
“There are examples in every single place, Robert being certainly one of them, of people that went by these issues and located redemption by a brand new path. And that, I really feel like, is what’s lacking on this cancel-culture, woke-mob enterprise,” Hammer mentioned. “The minute anybody does something incorrect, they’re thrown away. There isn’t any probability for rehabilitation.”
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Hammer additionally mirrored on the possibilities of making a comeback in Hollywood throughout his chat with Air Mail, telling the publication he does not see it occurring anytime quickly.
“Nobody will rent me. Nobody will insure me. I am unable to get bonded for a challenge — nothing,” he mentioned. “And nobody will contact me as a result of in the event that they rent me, then they’re the individuals who help abusers.”
Hammer continued, “After which they’re liable to get canceled themselves as a result of this fireplace that’s burning itself by city — once they throw somebody like me on the fireplace to guard themselves, what they do not understand is going on is all they’re doing is making the fireplace larger. And that fireside is now uncontrolled and it’ll burn everybody. And so they’re simply regularly throwing individuals on it as sacrifices to guard themselves.”
If you happen to or somebody has been a sufferer of sexual abuse, textual content “STRENGTH” to the Disaster Textual content Line at 741-741 to be related to an authorized disaster counselor.