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Two years after the scandal that ended his film career, Armie Hammer He returned to the public eye to tell his version of the facts, this after he was accused in 2020 of cannibalism, sadomasochism, physical violence and psychological and sexual abuse against an unknown number of women.
Since then, the 36-year-old actor known for movies like The social network (2010), The Lone Ranger (2013) and call me by your name (2017) disappeared from the map and it was even known about his move to the Cayman Islandswhere he sought to go unnoticed.
The former movie star, who entered rehabilitation to treat his addictions, had not ruled on the complaints against him until last Friday, February 3, when he finally broke the silence and gave his first interview to talk about what happened. This was what she said.
“I used people to make me feel better”
pointed out of fetishist with tendencies to cannibalismHammer decided to give an interview to the magazine airmailwhere he admitted to having been emotionally abusive towards ex-partners, but denied having committed rape against any of them. He spoke specifically of the case of ‘Effie’, a 27-year-old girl who was the first to make her accusations public.
At the interview, The actor assured that he had not committed any crimealthough he did confess that he was a “bastard” and that he engaged in abusive power dynamics with two other of his accusers, the influencers Courtney Vucekovich and Paige Lorenzewho also denounced it.
It should be remembered that the scandal broke out in February 2021, after the publication of various conversations of his that revealed their sexual practices. Several women accused him of sexual abuse and rape, allegations that at the time were investigated by the Los Angeles Police without a resolution being known yet.
“When I was in my 30s, I was a successful actor and I used to have these 20-something girls. Being with me made them happy and they would have said yes to things that they might not have said yes to on their own. There was an imbalance of power in that situation,” Hammer acknowledged.
“I’m here to own up to my mistakes, to own up to the fact that I was a selfish bastard, using people to make myself feel better.”
Childhood abuse and suicidal ideation
Hammer also revealed to have been victim of sexual abuse when he was 13 years old by a protestant priest and considered that this episode was decisive for him due to his inclination for the practices of submission and sexual domination known as bdsm (acronym for Bondage, Domination-Discipline, Submission-Sadism, Masochism).
“It brought sexuality into my life in a way that was completely out of my control,” Hammer says. “I was helpless in that situation. Sexuality was introduced to me in a terrifying way that I was not in control of. So my interests developed that way: sexually, I want to be in control of the situation.”
Magazine air mail confirmed these abuses suffered by the actor in an interview with his godmother, one of the only two people to whom Armie Hammer spoke about the subject.
Due to the trauma and after the accusations of sexual abuse, the protagonist of ‘rebecca’ He also confessed to having seen the idea of suicide. It was then that she decided to get away from the red carpets and the big screen. She left the filming of ‘An explosive wedding’comedy that would star alongside Jennifer Lopez and that in this 2023 it premiered with the interpretation with Josh Duhamel.
“I went out into the ocean and swam as far as I could, hoping to drown, get hit by a boat, or get eaten by a shark.” “Then I realized that my children were on the shore, and that I could not do that to them”said the also father of two children, the result of his relationship with the television presenter Elizabeth Chambers, from which he separated in 2020, before the accusations. They both got married in 2010 and were together for 10 years.
He does not rule out returning to Hollywood
Hammer assures that now he is a person “healthier, happier and more balanced” and that the recovery therapy he underwent has made him improve in many ways. At the same time, she criticized the cancel culture which, in his opinion, does not give a chance for rehabilitation. For this reason, he thanked the support of the also actor Robert Downey Jr.who held out his hand during his fall and led him to recovery.
For now, do not rule out return to hollywood, but ensures that it is not something that will happen soon. “No one will hire me. Nobody will insure me. I can’t get a bond for a project, nothing.” “And nobody is going to touch me because if they hire me, then they are the people who support the abusers,” he said.