It's the question on everyone's mind: where is Armie Hammer now?
After sexual abuse allegations were launched against the star in 2021, matters remained relatively quiet. Now, Armie Hammer's actions—and his family's wicked past—have been brought to the forefront once again with this raw and haunting project.
House of Hammer not only sits down with two of the actor's alleged victims, both of whom present abusive text and voice messages purportedly sent from the actor—but it also jumps down the rabbit hole of Armie Hammer's family history, 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 Hammer 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 (opens in new tab). "It's a learned behavior and again, that's why I wasn't shocked by a lot of what was happening."
*Trigger warning ahead*
Two of the alleged victims, Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison, reveal shocking pieces of evidence—texts from the actor that read, "I'm 100% a cannibal," and a handwritten note exclaiming, "I'm going to bite the f*ck out of you." Snippets of his alleged voicemails are far more graphic and outrageous than the written evidence, however.
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 (opens in new tab). 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 outlet further reported that upon completion of the nine-month investigation, the police handed over evidence to L.A. County D.A. George Gascón’s team. From there, 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. (Hammer has not been charged with any crime thus far.)
Shortly after the news broke, onlookers spotted Hammer entering a rehab treatment facility in Florida in late May 2021.
Where is Armie Hammer now?
Following his stint in rehab, which was reportedly paid for by actor Robert Downey Jr., Hammer resided in the Cayman Islands alongside his estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, and their two young children. He was dropped from his agency, WME, and subsequent films and Broadway productions, including Shotgun Wedding alongside Jennifer Lopez.
Now, however, it appears he is back in the United States. According to Page Six (opens in new tab), the controversial actor was seen poolside in Southern California in August 2022 sporting new tattoos.
A few weeks prior, news broke to People (opens in new tab) that he's 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." Rumors even started to spread that he was working with timeshares while in the Cayman Islands, but it has not been confirmed.
Despite the multiple accusations, the actor maintains his innocence. 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."
Should you be interested in other popular true crime docs, you can try I Just Killed My Dad, Netflix's August Skye Borgman release, and her July sensation, Girl in the Picture, which focuses on the astounding Sharon Marshall case.
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
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