It's the question on everyone's mind: where is Armie Hammer now?
The explosive release of the House of Hammer trailer, Discovery+'s new true crime docu-series, on September 2, 2022, left everyone curious about the actor and his future. After sexual abuse allegations were launched against the star in 2021, matters remained relatively quiet. But Armie Hammer's actions—and his family's disturbing past—were brought to the forefront once again with the raw and haunting project.
*Trigger warning ahead*
Wondering what happened to Armie Hammer? In a series of allegations, seen in news stories and the documentary, the 36-year-old was accused of crimes including abuse and cannibalism, with his former girlfriend Courtney Vucekovich stating to Page Six that, "He said to me he wants to break my rib and barbecue and eat it. He says, 'I want to take a bite out of you.'"
Following the allegations, the former actor has kept a low profile, leaving many people where is Armie Hammer now? In fact, some have been asking the question, is Armie Hammer still alive? As far as reports go, the former actor is most certainly alive. So if you're interested to know the latest on the disgraced star, here is the latest update on Armie Hammer.
Where is Armie Hammer now?
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. As of September 2022, Hammer has not yet been charged with any crime—so if you're wondering, is Armie Hammer in jail? The answer is no.
The abuse claims were followed by reports of Armie Hammers alleged cannibalism, from multiple women.
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 subsequent films and Broadway productions, including Shotgun Wedding alongside Jennifer Lopez.
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. 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 as a timeshare salesman while in the Cayman Islands, but this has not been confirmed.
So where is Armie Hammer now? As of January 2023, 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.
And, one of the most recent developments in Armie's life, is the notable passing of his father, Michael Hammer, who died at the age of 67 after falling ill with cancer. Michael, a millionaire oil tycoon, passed away in November 2022. At the time, Armie was photographed walking in Venice, LA.
The Hammer family documentary
The recently released Discovery+ House of Hammer documentary 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. Accusations are leveled at Armie's now-late father, and the other men in his family down the generations.
"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 says she 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."
With regards to the section about the actor Armie himself, there were plenty of horrific revelations in the documentary. Two of the alleged victims, Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison, reveal shocking pieces of evidence—such as 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.
As mentioned, the accusations have been taken to the police—but Armie has not yet been charged for any of these alleged crimes.
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."
So in answer to the question, where is Armie Hammer now? It appears the actor is still keeping a low profile in light of ongoing investigations.
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. Or, if you're more interested in fictional crime, Bones and All is available to stream, featuring Armie's former Call Me By Your Name co-star, Timothée Chalamet.
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)
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