Armie Hammer has responded for the first time to disturbing messages allegedly sent by the actor, which were leaked last week.
He said he could not leave his children alone for four months while filming Shotgun Wedding, with Jennifer Lopez. Earlier on Wednesday it was reported that he was pulling out of the film.
The Social Network star told TMZ: ‘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 added: ‘Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.’
A Wednesday report from PageSix claimed that the actor was already exiting the project, with production spokesperson saying: ‘Given the imminent start date of ‘Shotgun Wedding,’ Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.’
Meanwhile another report claimed that Lopez had also been considering dropping Hammer from the film.
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Jennifer Lopez is reportedly set to drop actor Armie Hammer from her upcoming rom-com, Shotgun Wedding, after disturbing messages allegedly sent by the actor were leaked
‘Jennifer is very concerned about the movie now these stories have come out,’ a source has told The Sun.
A source expanded to The Sun: ‘There have been a lot of phone calls and meetings about if they can still make the movie with Armie as the romantic lead.
‘A lot of people have suggested quietly dropping him from the project and I think Jennifer could agree to it,’ the insider added.
‘She’s a producer on the movie – does she want to act with him and pretend to be in love with someone who’s been accused of texting those things?’
JLo, who is reportedly ‘horrified’ by the alleged messages, currently is cast as Hammer’s fiancee in the upcoming rom-com.
On Wednesday DailyMail.com obtained concerning videos showing Hammer looking ‘out of it’, cracking open a beer while driving and licking white crystals off his friend’s hand.
The 34-year-old is seen in two separate clips, declaring ‘s**t’s getting weird’ after polishing off a white substance from a friend’s hand and in another saying ‘sending love, boys’ after taking a swig from his beer can while behind the wheel.
Hammer began to trend on Twitter over the weekend after a series of sexually graphic Instagram DMs that he allegedly penned to a woman were leaked publicly by an anonymous, now-private account, House of Effie.
A source close to the family describes his downward spiral into drugs and depravity.
The source said: ‘He always liked to drink, do drugs, but never like this.’
Hammer’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers, whom he split from in July 2020, is said to be currently ‘shocked and sickened’ over the recent revelations.
A close friend exclusively told DailyMail.com: ‘Armie had a whole other side to him that she wasn’t aware of. Whether it was always there and he kept it hidden, or something happened that changed him completely, she doesn’t know.’
Armie Hammer is seen in concerning videos obtained by DailyMail.com looking ‘out of it’, cracking open a beer while driving and licking white crystals off his friend’s hand
A source said: ‘He always liked to drink, do drugs, but never like this’
In another video, Hammer sports the same hairstyle and appears to be driving alone. The camera seems to be balanced on the dashboard and appears to show Hammer taking both hands off the wheel as he raises up a Miller Lite and cracks it open
In the first video, a shaved-headed Hammer is riding passenger while a friend is in the driver’s seat.
Donning a green bandanna around his neck and wearing gold aviator sunglasses, a wide-eyed Hammer dead pans the camera and says: ‘S**t’s getting weird.’
He then shows a friend whose hand is outstretched with a tiny amount of small white crystals.
Hammer is then seen licking the substance out of his friend’s hand, before the man says ‘more, more, more, more’, prompting Hammer to go back and clean off the rest of the man’s hand.
Hammer grimaces, sticks his tongue out and makes disgusted noises, saying: ‘Got it all.’
In another video, Hammer sports the same hairstyle and appears to be driving alone.
The camera seems to be balanced on the dashboard and appears to show Hammer taking both hands off the wheel as he raises up a Miller Lite and cracks it open.
He then takes a long swig of it and exhales in satisfaction, before saying to the camera, ‘sending love, boys.’
Hammer’s estranged wife is said to be distraught over the leaked messages, which date back to 2016 and some are as recent as February 2020, a time period where Hammer was still married.
A close friend exclusively told DailyMail.com: ‘Armie had a whole other side to him that she wasn’t aware of. Whether it was always there and he kept it hidden, or something happened that changed him completely, she doesn’t know’
In the first video, a shaved-headed Hammer is riding passenger while a friend is in the driver’s seat. Donning a green bandanna around his neck and wearing gold aviator sunglasses, a wide-eyed Hammer dead pans the camera and says: ‘S**t’s getting weird’
He then takes a long swig of it and exhales in satisfaction, before saying to the camera, ‘sending love, boys’
The two announced their 10-year marriage was over in July, as a source close to Chambers admitted she was aware of his infidelities, including being romantically involved with Lily James as DailyMail.com revealed last year, which led to their split.
But Hammer’s alleged extreme kinks are a ‘complete shock’ to the mother-of-two, with the friend adding: ‘Armie appears to be a monster.’
They said: ‘A lot of these women have reached out to Elizabeth and although she didn’t want to admit it to herself at first, she knows now they are speaking the truth.
‘Armie had a whole other side to him that she wasn’t aware of. Whether it was always there and he kept it hidden, or something happened that changed him completely, she doesn’t know.’
The insider claims that one of the women who contacted Chambers about her experience with Hammer was left so traumatized that she entered an ‘intense rehab and therapy program because of his emotional and maybe physical abuse.’
They added: ‘He preyed upon her when she was coming out of a relationship. He made her feel very uncomfortable, the things he wanted to do made her very scared.’
The graphic Instagram DMs that Hammer allegedly penned to a woman included talk of rape fantasies, BDSM and cannibalism. In one message, the actor allegedly writes to the woman: ‘I am 100% a cannibal. I want to eat you.’
Though the messages are unverified, House of Effie attempted to prove their authenticity by sharing private photos alleged to be from Hammer.
One includes an undated photo that seems to be sent from Hammer’s official Instagram account where he grabs his neck, presumably to imitate choking himself.
Though the messages are unverified, the user attempted to prove their authenticity by sharing private photos alleged to be from Hammer. One includes a photo that seems to be sent from Hammer’s official Instagram account where he grabs his neck, presumably to imitate choking himself (pictured)
The graphic Instagram DMs that Hammer allegedly penned to a woman included talk of rape fantasies, BDSM and cannibalism. They were leaked publicly by an anonymous account, House of Effie, on Instagram over the weekend
Another photo is of a male’s hand splayed out across a script on a wooden table, and purports to have been sent from Hammer’s Instagram account in an undated message. Visible on the man’s ring finger is a small tattoo.
Notably, Hammer has a similar looking tattoo on his finger, having previously had Chambers’ initials inked on his ring finger shortly after they married in October 2010.
They also supplied voice messages, where a man purported to be Hammer describes his sexual fantasies and speaks about the messages in question.
House of Effie explained she initially shared a video that referenced her alleged affair with Hammer, prompting other women to come forward and their stories to go viral.
The user wrote: ‘Women approached me with their affair stories as we talked overwhelmed with grief for days and nights without sleeping or eating, with some ending up in the ER.
‘We collectively decided we have to speak out after how we were treated and seeing how the women in 2020 were being treated by him. We cannot allow more women to endure what we are going through in the future.’
The accuser claims the women that Hammer allegedly was having affairs with recently ‘united’ and were able to ‘piece together a five year timeline’ of his alleged activity.
They concluded that ‘when [Hammer] has a fight with his wife, he’d reach out to his kitten, and when they had a fight, the next day he would just reach out to his other kitten with the same message. Naturally all fights revolving around [Hammer’s] bad treatment of women.’
It’s unclear how many women are behind the allegations.
During this time period, Hammer was still married to Chambers. They are parents to two children, daughter Harper, six, and son Ford, three.
The woman has also shared a photo she claims to have received from Hammer during her purported exchange with him, showing a tattoo on his ring finger
Hammer has a similar looking tattoo on his finger, as seen in the above images from 2020 (left) and 2018 (right), which is said to be of the initials of his now ex-wife
In a number of the alleged messages, Hammer appears to reference Chambers.
In an exchange via Facebook in April of 2017, Chambers is brought up again. A woman asks ‘did you fix that problem?’
And when Hammer quizzes: ‘What problem?’, she replies: ‘The f**k-your-wife-so-she-lets-s**t-go problem.’
Hammer answers back: ‘Hahahaha. Not yet. But I bought a b**er pill for tomorrow night just to make sure I seal the deal. They’ve bumped her from first class and we didn’t even sit next to each other.’
Another message from Instagram dated Christmas Day 2019, the accuser claims she told Hammer’s wife about their alleged affair.
Hammer allegedly writes: ‘As long as you f**king promise never to do anything like that again.’
One of Hammer’s exes, writer Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, has spoken out saying she believes the shocking messages ‘are real’, and later wrote: ‘It takes an army to hide a predator’ in reference to the allegations.
Henriquez tweeted on Monday: ‘If you are still questioning whether or not those Armie Hammer DMs are real (and they are) maybe you should start questioning why we live in a culture willing to give abusers the benefit of the doubt instead of victims.’
Henriquez, who was pictured on a date with Hammer on August 31, later took to Instagram to add: ‘It takes an army to hide a predator. Behind every abuser is a team of people working hard to cover up the trail.’
The writer reportedly blocked Hammer on social media shortly after their August meeting. It’s unclear how long they dated.
In an interview with Playboy magazine in 2013, he lifted the lid on his ‘wild’ sexual habits with women in previous relationships
Armie Hammer says French erotica writer and philosopher Marquis de Sade is his dream dinner guest
Armie Hammer dropped hints about his reported sexual fetishes in several interviews before he was was accused of sexual depravity and alleged to be a ‘cannibal’.
In a November 2020 Netflix interview for the film Rebecca, starring Lily James, Hammer was asked (in Spanish) ‘What historical person would you like to have dinner with?’
To which Armie responded, ‘Marquis de Sade.’
French philosopher and erotic writer Marquis de Sade
Marquis de Sade was a French philosopher and writer known for his erotic work in the 1700s.
De Sade’s work depicted sexual fantasies and empathized violence, suffering and sodomy.
The words ‘sadism’ and ‘sadist’ are derived from de Sade’s work where he portrayed acts of sexual cruelty.
Hammer told Netflix that de Sade would be his dream dinner guest
Henriquez previously posted a meme to Twitter that showed a picture of her with Hammer, bearing the caption ‘How it started’, alongside a screen shot showing Hammer’s blocked account, with the words ‘How it’s going’. The post was uploaded on October 30.
Another woman Hammer was recently said to be dating, model Paige Lorenze, tweeted Sunday: ‘anyone got a good therapist?’ as the messages were first leaked.
Henriquez responded to the post the following day, telling Lorenze: ‘Yeah girl, I’ll send you the number’, accompanied with a wink-face emoji.
A request for comment sent to Lorenze’s publicist has not yet been returned.
House of Effie also shared a clip from an Interview posted by Netflix in November 2020, where he declares that his dream dinner guest would be Marquis de Sade, a French philosopher and author, whose works helped coin the term ‘sadist’ to describe sexual cruelty.
He was known for his libertine sexuality and his works depicted sexual fantasies, which included a heavy focus on violence, suffering and anal sex.
Hammer, best known for his acclaimed role in 2017’s Call Me By Your Name, has appeared in recent years in films including On the Basis of Sex, Sorry to Bother You and the upcoming Death on the Nile.
DailyMail.com has reached out to 20th Century Fox, who are behind Death on the Nile, and ViacombCBS, who are developing The Offer in which Hammer is set to star, for comment on the allegations but has not yet received a response.
In an interview with Playboy magazine in 2013, he lifted the lid on his ‘wild’ sexual habits with women in previous relationships.
He told the outlet: ‘Well, if you’re married to a feminist as I am, then it’s…. I don’t know how much we can put here without my parents being embarrassed, but I used to like to be a dominant lover.
‘I liked the grabbing of the neck and the hair and all that. But then you get married and your sexual appetites change. And I mean that for the better – it’s not like I’m suffering in any way. But you can’t really pull your wife’s hair. It gets to a point where you say, “I respect you too much to do these things that I kind of want to do.”’
Hammer later blamed what he called ‘over-sharing’ about his past sexual exploits on alcohol.
‘Let’s just say hindsight is 20/20. Don’t drink during an interview,’ he told E! News.
However, in an interview with Elle later the same year, he claimed a former girlfriend once tried to stab him in bed.
‘One chick tried to stab me when we were having sex,’ Hammer said. ‘I should so not be telling this story. She was like, “True love leaves scars. You don’t have any.” And then she tried to stab me with a butcher knife,’ he added. ‘Of course I promptly broke up with her…seven months later.’
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In one exchange, Hammer is seen to write: ‘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.’
The authenticity of the screenshots has not yet been verified, however the woman behind the House of Effie account shared new alleged correspondences with Hammer on Tuesday, in which he appeared to refer to her as his ‘slave’.
‘You just live to obey me and be my slave,’ a message purported to have been sent from Hammer’s official Instagram account reads.
‘I will own you. That’s my soul. My brain. My spirit. My body. Would you come and be my property till you die?’
The message continues: ‘If I wanted to cut off one of your toes and keep it with me in my pocket so I always had a piece of you in my possession?’
The actor broke his silence on Wednesday to address the claims, which surfaced Sunday
The way they were: Hammer was previously married to Elizabeth Chambers
The graphic Instagram DMs that Hammer allegedly penned to a woman included talk of rape fantasies, BDSM and cannibalism.
It is unclear how many women are behind the allegations.
Upset: In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com on Tuesday, a close friend of Hammer’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers said the actor’s former spouse is ”shocked and sickened’ by the messages