Armie Hammer is ‘out of treatment’ after allegedly completing nine-month stay in a rehabilitation facility following rape and abuse accusations
Armie Hammer has reportedly completed a nearly nine-month stay in a rehabilitation center after rape allegations were made against him earlier this year.
The news about the 35-year-old performer was initially reported by The Sun on Friday.
‘Armie is out of the treatment facility where he spent almost 9 months,’ a source alleged to the outlet.
Complete: Armie Hammer has reportedly completed a nearly nine-month stay in a rehabilitation center after rape allegations were made against him earlier this year; Armie seen in 2018
The source also claimed that Hammer ‘is doing really well and it’s wonderful news for his family,’ while adding that the performer was ‘back in the Cayman Islands.’
They added that the actor was especially looking forward to enjoying the company of his children during the upcoming holiday season.
The source made a point of expressing that his divorce from Elizabeth Chambers, whom he married in 2010, was currently ongoing following their separation in July of last year.
Report: The news about the 35-year-old performer was initially reported by The Sun on Friday; Armie seen in 2019
The media outlet reached out to the actor’s lawyer, who declined to make any public comment.
The LAPD previously concluded its nine-month investigation into a rape allegation made against Hammer and sent its findings to the city’s District Attorney’s office, though sources say that ‘charges appear unlikely.’
Hammer’s controversy began this past January when multiple ex-girlfriends accused him of abuse after an Instagram account leaked messages, claimed to have been sent by him, revealing his alleged abusive behavior, cannibalistic fetishes and rape fantasies.
Out: ‘Armie is out of the treatment facility where he spent almost 9 months,’ a source alleged to the outlet; Armie seen in 2020
The messages were never proven to have been sent by Hammer and no legal action was taken. However, a woman named Effie Angelova announced last March that she would be suing him for allegedly raping her for in a four-hour long ‘violent’ incident in 2017.
After nine months, the LAPD has finished its probe into Angelova’s claim and sources close to the investigation told TMZ that the case against him ‘isn’t strong.’ The sources did not elaborate on the weaknesses in the case and whether they stem from insufficient evidence, a lack of witnesses or another cause all together.
The Daily Mail reached out to the Los Angeles Police Department, but did not hear back. A representative for Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon said that the office had not yet received the findings of the case when the Daily Mail reached out for comment.
Asked for her reaction on the update on the case, Angelova’s attorney Gloria Allred said ‘no comment.’
Latest: The Los Angeles Police Department previously wrapped up a nine-month investigation into a rape allegation made against Hammer and will sent its findings to the city’s District Attorney. Hammer is above outside of the Today Show when the allegation was first publicized in March
Allegations: A woman named Effie Angelova announced last March that she would be suing him for allegedly raping her for in a four-hour long ‘violent’ incident in 2017. The pair are pictured together in a photograph taken sometime prior to the alleged incident
Testimony: Speaking at a press conference in March, Effie claimed that Hammer ‘repeatedly slammed her head against a wall’ during the incident, leaving her with bruises to her face
To the DA: The case went before District Attorney George Gascon (pictured above), though sources close to it told TMZ that the case doesn’t seem ‘strong’ and charges appear ‘unlikely’
Armie Hammer could not be reached for comment, though as of one month ago, the Call Me By Your Name actor was still in an in-patient treatment facility near Orlando, Florida, where he’s reported to have been since May 31 for ‘drug, alcohol, and sex issues’, Vanity Fair reported in June.
As news broke about the LAPD investigation’s conclusion, the hashtags ‘supportarmiehammer’ and ‘houseofeffie’ both began dominating Twitter in posts all celebrating the news that charges are not likely to be filed. Most of the tweets also attacked Effie and accused her of lying and trying to sabotage Hammer’s career.
Hammer was ‘thriving’ amid his ongoing treatment, sources close to him told TMZ in late October. According to the sources, Hammer has improved compared to where he was when he entered treatment, and they claim it’s even obvious just from hearing his voice.
He’s also managed to keep in touch with his six-year-old daughter Harper and his four-year-old son Ford, whom he shares with his ex Elizabeth Chambers, via FaceTime.
Hammer reportedly doesn’t know when he’ll complete his treatment, but he’s ‘willing to do whatever it takes’ to improve.
Those close to him say he acknowledges that he was in an ‘incredibly bad place’ prior to treatment, but it’s not clear if he admits to any of the behavior he was accused of by multiple former partners.
Text messages: In January, leaked text messages allegedly from Hammer appeared to show him discussing dark sexual fantasies involving cannibalism and rape. Above, he allegedly wrote to one woman via DM that he was ‘100% a cannibal’
Hammer’s troubles began when the Instagram account House of Effie started leaking disturbing messages, said to be sent by him between 2016 and February 2020, that include conversations about BDSM, in addition to numerous sexual references to cannibalistic acts and blood-sucking.
In one message, the actor allegedly writes to the woman: ‘I am 100% a cannibal. I want to eat you.’
‘F**k. That’s scary to admit,’ the message continues. ‘I’ve never admitted that before.’
Following the publicity from the disturbing message leaks, Hammer’s former partners Paige Lorenze and Courtney Vucekovich accused him of being physically and emotionally abusive while they were together.
Lorenze told Page Six that the actor had carved the letter ‘A’ into her pelvis to brand her and then sucked the blood that oozed out.
She also accused him of being emotionally manipulative and said he repeatedly spoke of ‘consuming her.’
After the allegations first began to mount in January, Hammer stepped down from a role in Jennifer Lopez’s film Shotgun Wedding and denied the allegations against him in a statement to the Daily Mail.
‘I’m not responding to these b******* claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,’ he said.
Conversations: Hammer’s lawyer released a screenshot of a conversation he said between Angelova and the actor. The screenshot was released from Hammer’s team after Angelova’s press conference
A representative for the production said “Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.”
During a March press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred, Effie Angelova, 24, alleged: ‘On April 24, 2017, Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles. During which he repeatedly slapped my head against a wall bruising my face. He also committed other acts of violence against me to which I did not consent.’
According to Variety, Angelova said she thought Hammer was ‘going to kill’ her, and claimed he beat her feet during the alleged attack ‘so they would hurt’ and said she tried to leave ‘but he wouldn’t let’ her.
Angelova alleges she met Hammer on Facebook when she was 20, and admitted to falling in love with the actor, although she now believes she fell victim to ‘manipulation tactics’.
She claimed: ‘He would often test my devotion to him. He abused me mentally, emotionally and sexually.’
Shortly after, the LAPD confirmed it was investigating the actor after a ‘community member’ came forward with an attorney on February 3 2021 with a sexual assault claim.
Divorced: Hammer separated from his wife of 10 years, Elizabeth Chambers, in June 2020 – six months before the HouseOfEffie account started sharing messages
However, Hammer has denied the allegations made against him, and his lawyer has provided screenshots of alleged text conversations between him and Angelova which seemingly suggest he told her they couldn’t pursue a relationship, though these are not verified.
In one message, Hammer allegedly told Angelova: ‘I am not going to be able to engage in you in that specific way right now. It never ends well. We can talk and be friends, but I can’t do that.’
The actor’s lawyer also said Hammer’s encounter with Angelova was ‘completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory’.
In a statement, the lawyer said: ‘Effie’s own correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations. As recently as July 18, 2020, [she] sent graphic texts to Mr. Hammer telling him what she wanted him to do to her
‘Mr. Hammer responded, making it clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her.
‘It was never Mr. Hammer’s intention to embarrass or expose [Effie’s] fetishes or kinky sexual desires, but she has now escalated this matter to another level by hiring a civil lawyer to host a public press conference.
‘With the truth on his side, Mr. Hammer welcomes the opportunity to set the record straight. From day one, Mr. Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions with [Effie] — and every other sexual partner of his for that matter — have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.
‘[Effie’s] attention seeking and ill-advised legal bid will only make it more difficult for real victims of sexual violence to get the justice they deserve.’
The fate of the case is now up to the District Attorney to decide.
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