Hollywood Actor Armie Hammer is finally opening up for the first time since he was hit with cannibalism and sexual assault allegations. The actor finally responded to the allegations and denied all criminal responsibility, only admitting to being emotionally abusive.
Hammer also revealed that after the allegations went public, he tried to kill himself by drowning in the ocean but remembered his kids. The allegations first went public in January 2021 and included screenshots showing alarming messages from him to multiple women.
Read on to find out more.
Armie Hammer Opens Up For The First Time
It’s been over two years since the wild allegations against actor Armie Hammer were made public, and he’s finally shared his side of the story. Hammer addressed the multiple allegations in a conversation with Air Mail, per The Hollywood Reporter.
In the interview, the 36-year-old opened up about the sexual misconduct claims and denied any criminal wrongdoing. However, Hammer admitted that he was “emotionally abusive” toward several of his former partners.
The “Social Network” star also revealed that after the allegations went public, he attempted suicide by trying to drown himself in the ocean. He said, “I just walked out into the ocean and swam out as far as I could and hoped that either I drowned, or was hit by a boat, or eaten by a shark. Then I realized that my kids were still on shore and that I couldn’t do that to my kids.”
The Cannibalism Sexual Assault Allegations Went Public In 2021
The cannibalism and sexual misconduct allegations first went public in January 2021 and included several screenshots of Hammer’s conversations with multiple women. The screenshots showed his strange messages referring to his desire to consume the blood and flesh of the women.
After that, more women accused Hammer of sexual misconduct and sexual and emotional abuse, which quickly went viral. He immediately denied all the allegations but was dropped by his talent agency and personal publicist soon after.
Hammer also exited multiple film projects he was featured in, such as “Shotgun Wedding” with Jennifer Lopez, “Gaslit” with Sean Penn and Julia Roberts, and Taika Waititi’s “Next Goal Wins.” The controversy was a hot topic for months on social media, with multiple celebrities calling for an official investigation.
He Says Sexual Abuse At The Age Of 13 Caused His Weird Kinks
During the interview with Air Mail, Hammer also revealed that a youth pastor once sexually abused him when he was only 13 years old. The “Death on the Nile” actor said the experience was what triggered his interest in BDSM and his weird sexual interests.
He said, “What that did for me was it introduced sexuality into my life in a way that was completely out of my control. I was powerless in the situation. I had no agency in the situation. Sexuality was introduced to me in a scary way where I had no control. My interests then went to: I want to have control in the situation, sexually.”
Hammet said he’d shared the alleged sexual assault with an older friend, who died years ago, and with his godmother, Candace Garvey. Garvey confirmed the actor’s account of his childhood trauma to the magazine.
Armie Hammer Admits ‘The Power Dynamics Were Off’
During the interview, Hammer also spoke about the accusations made by two women, Courtney Vucekovich and Paige Lorenze. Vucekovich was one of the women featured in the Discovery+ docuseries on Hammer’s controversy, “House of Hammer.”
The actor acknowledged that “the power dynamics were off” in his relationships with both women and said he was “one million percent” emotionally abusive to them. He referenced the significant age difference between him and several of the women and said he knew there was “an imbalance of power in the situation.”
Hammer talked about how he would “scoop up” young women and introduce them into his world of “travel and sex and drugs.”
The actor said in his interview per People, “I had a very intense and extreme lifestyle, and I would scoop up these women, bring them into it —into this whirlwind of travel and sex and drugs and big emotions flying around — and then as soon as I was done, I’d just drop them off and move on to the next woman, leaving that woman feeling abandoned or used.”