Where is Armie Hammer now? An update on the controversial actor's case

After his fall from grace, you may be wondering, where is Armie Hammer now? Here is the latest on the disgraced Hollywood star

Where is Armie Hammer now? Pictured: Armie Hammer at the "On the Basis of Sex" Press Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on November 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California
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Where is Armie Hammer now?

The explosive release of the House of Hammer, Discovery+'s true crime docu-series, back in September 2022 left everyone curious about the actor's whereabouts and future. 

After sexual abuse allegations were lobbed against the star in 2021, the former actor has kept a low profile in the years since. As of late, however, his alleged actions—and his family's wicked past—have been brought to the forefront once again with the raw and haunting TV project. 

Here's the most current update on the former star's whereabouts, including what's going on with those legal matters. 

Where is Armie Hammer now, in 2023?

In February 2021, Hammer came under investigation by the LAPD after sexual assault claims were made against him by a woman named Effie, according to Deadline. She accused him of "mentally, emotionally and sexually" abusing her, and even claimed that she feared for her life while the two were together. The abuse claims were followed by reports of Armie Hammer's alleged cannibalism, from multiple women.

The outlet further reported that upon completion of the police's nine-month investigation, it was up to prosecutors in the D.A.’s office and its sex crimes unit to determine whether or not the actor should face charges for his actions. 

Shortly after the news broke, onlookers spotted the Call Me By Your Name actor entering a rehab treatment facility in Florida in late May 2021. He was also dropped from his agency, WME, and multiple projects, including upcoming films and Broadway productions, such as Shotgun Wedding alongside Jennifer Lopez. 

Armie Hammer of 'Wounds' attends The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at The 2019 Sundance Film Festival - Day 2 on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah

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Following his stint in rehab, Hammer resided in the Cayman Islands alongside his estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers (the pair are now going through a divorce), and their two young children. The family was reportedly staying in a home paid for by actor Robert Downey Jr, a friend of Hammer's. 

A few weeks prior, news broke in July 2022 in People that Hammer had been cut off from his family's fortune. The unnamed source claimed: "His dad won't help him anymore and he's been cut off, so he got to work." Rumor even started to spread that as he had been struggling to make ends meet, he began working as a timeshare salesman while in the Cayman Islands; though this has since been debunked. Hammer reportedly returned to the States in August 2022, when he was spotted poolside in Southern California, per Page Six.

In April 2023, the controversial performer gave an interview with Air Mail sharing his side of the story. In reference to the accusations, he said: “I had a very intense and extreme lifestyle. I would scoop up these women, bring them into it—into this whirlwind of travel and sex and drugs and big emotions flying around—and then as soon as I was done, I’d just drop them off and move on to the next woman, leaving that woman feeling abandoned or used.”

He also revealed to the outlet that he was sexually abused by a youth pastor when he was 13 years old, which he says led to his interest in BDSM. “What that did for me was it introduced sexuality into my life in a way that it was completely out of my control. I was powerless in the situation. I had no agency in the situation. My interests then went to: I want to have control in the situation, sexually.”

Hammer's ex-wife, Elizabeth Chambers, has also recently shared her first interview on the situation, revealing that she was just as blindsided by the horrific allegations as the public was. She told Elle: “I was learning things as the public was. I was like, ‘There are no words. What the f**k?’ ”

Is Armie Hammer in jail?

No, Armie Hammer will not face charges following a completed investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department into the sexual assault allegations made against the actor, per a CNN report on May 31, 2023. 

“Sexual assault cases are often difficult to prove, which is why we assign our most experienced prosecutors to review them. In this case, those prosecutors conducted an extremely thorough review, but determined that at this time, there is insufficient evidence to charge Mr. Hammer with a crime,” Tiffiny Blacknell, Director of the Bureau of Communications told the outlet. 

In response to his being cleared in the investigation, Hammer posted a statement on Instagram: “I am very grateful to the District Attorney for conducting a thorough investigation and coming to the conclusion that I have stood by this entire time, that no crime was committed. I look forward to beginning what will be a long, difficult process of putting my life back together now that my name is cleared.”

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What is the Hammer family documentary about?

So while we know where Armie Hammer in 2023 stands, what about the history of him and his family?

House of Hammer not only sits down with two of the actor's alleged victims, both of whom present his supposed abusive text and voice messages—but it jumps down the rabbit hole of generations past, detailing cases of manslaughter, murder and abuse within the family. 

"If you believe in making deals with the devil, the Hammers are top of the totem pole. Every generation of my family has been involved with dark misdeeds," the actor's aunt, Casey Hammer, says in the trailer.

As far as her nephew goes, Casey wasn't surprised to learn of these shocking allegations back in 2021.

"You don't just wake up one day and become a monster," she told Insider. "It's a learned behavior and again, that's why I wasn't shocked by a lot of what was happening."

Two of the alleged victims, Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison, reveal shocking evidence of Hammer's sexual predilections—texts from the actor that read, "I'm 100% a cannibal," and a handwritten note exclaiming, "I'm going to bite the **** out of you." Snippets of his alleged voicemails are also incredibly graphic. 

The actor maintained his innocence throughout the allegations. According to a statement from his lawyer: "From day one, Mr. Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions [with sexual partners] have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory."

House of Hammer is available to stream on Max.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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