Not long after a controversy surrounding Armie Hammer started due to some leaked text messages, it looks like the actor is now being investigated by the LAPD. According to a new report, an anonymous woman named Effie made allegations about Armie Hammer. She insists that Armie Hammer had actually committed rape against her.
As stated via Variety:
“I thought that he was going to kill me,” she said.
“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,” Effie continued. “He also committed other acts of violence against me to which I did not consent.”
She even said that Armie Hammer would beat her feet “so they would hurt” and that she wasn’t allowed to leave. This all occurred during the alleged rape that Armie Hammer committed against her.
“He then left with no concern for my well being. I was completely in shock,” Effie said.
In response to these rape allegations, which were denied, Armie Hammer’s attorney Andrew Brettler sent a screenshot of the following text message. It was apparently a message that Hammer had sent to Effie.
“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.”
Andrew Brettler gave the following statement:
“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,” Brettler said.
“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,” the statement continues. “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.”
Variety was also able to confirm that Armie Hammer was indeed being investigated by the LAPD over the accusations.
“We can confirm that Armie Hammer is the main suspect in an alleged sexual assault investigation that was initiated Feb. 3 of this year,” an LAPD spokesperson said.
This is definitely a new step in the ongoing controversies surrounding actor Armie Hammer, and with a rape accusation made publicly and legally – things will likely only continue to get more extreme.