Embattled actor Armie Hammer reportedly in rehab for substance abuse and intercourse points
Armie Hammer, the actor who has been beneath investigation by the LAPD’s intercourse crimes division, has reportedly entered a rehab facility in Florida the place he’s addressing points associated to medicine, alcohol and intercourse.
The 34-year-old received on a aircraft Could 29 on Grand Cayman, three sources informed Vanity Fair, with a witness saying on social media that he was dropped off by estranged spouse Elizabeth Chambers and their two youngsters. He checked into an in-patient facility exterior of Orlando two days later and has been there since, two sources informed the journal.
Chambers, who cut up from Hammer in July 2020 after a decade of marriage, has been dwelling with their youngsters within the Caymans so they might go to highschool throughout the pandemic. The “Call Me by Your Name” actor spent a piece of his childhood dwelling on the islands.
Hammer’s profession fell aside swiftly beginning in early January after an Instagram account, @houseofeffie, started publishing messages, allegedly from the actor, by which he detailed kinky sexual fantasies together with rape, cannibalism and different violent acts.
The actor subsequently left the Jennifer Lopez film “Shotgun Wedding,” saying in a press release, “[I]n mild of the vicious and spurious on-line assaults in opposition to me, I can not in good conscience now depart my youngsters for 4 months to shoot a movie within the Dominican Republic.” He was changed by Josh Duhamel.
He additionally known as the allegations “bull— claims” and stated he was not responding to them.
Then two ex-girlfriends, Courtney Vucekovich and Paige Lorenze, spoke out in an identical vein about their alleged therapy by “The Social Network” actor. “He said to me he wants to break my rib and barbecue and eat it,” Vucekovich informed Page Six in January. Lorenze showed the same outlet display screen grabs in early February by which Hammer allegedly stated he wished to make her his “perfect little slave.”
A few weeks later, Chambers posted on Instagram: “For weeks, I’ve been trying to process everything that has transpired,” she wrote. “I am shocked, heartbroken, and devastated. Heartbreak aside, I am listening, and will continue to listen and educate myself on these delicate matters. I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know.”
Days later, Hammer was dropped by his company, William Morris Endeavor. He additionally walked away from “The Offer,” an upcoming Paramount+ sequence concerning the making of “The Godfather.”
Then, on March 18, a 24-year-old lady recognized as “Effie” — the identical identify used on the Instagram account that posted the unique messages — appeared in a Zoom convention with lawyer Gloria Allred and accused Hammer of “violently” raping her over the course of 4 hours in 2017.
Effie alleged that Hammer, whom she’d met by way of Fb in 2016, had repeatedly banged her head in opposition to the wall, beat her ft with a driving crop and “committed other acts of violence” with out her consent.
The Occasions confirmed the identical day that Hammer was being investigated by the LAPD’s intercourse crimes division.
By his lawyer, Andrew Brettler, Hammer has strongly denied all of the allegations, noting that every one of his sexual encounters have been “completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance and mutually participatory.”
Concerning the “Lone Ranger” star’s journey to rehab, a Hammer good friend informed Self-importance Truthful that folks assumed the actor — who’s the great-grandson of businessman and philanthropist Armand Hammer — had a “privileged life” the place all the things was “peachy keen.” However the outlet, which revealed a narrative in March about the family’s history, stated most of the individuals its reporters had spoken to in current months had alluded to unresolved trauma in Hammer’s life, in addition to ongoing substance abuse.
“Just because you come from an upbringing where financial resources are plentiful doesn’t mean life isn’t without problems,” Hammer’s good friend stated.
Nevertheless, Effie responded to the journal after it revealed the rehab information Tuesday. “While I am glad that Armie is finally getting the help I begged him to get for so long,” she stated in a press release, “this does not take away all of the immense pain and suffering he has caused me.”
Occasions employees writers Amy Kaufman and Richard Winton contributed to this report.
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