Armie Hammer Says He Was Sexually Abused At 13 In New Interview

Armie Hammer denies committing any crimes in his first interview since sexual harassment and abuse allegations against him surfaced in 2021.

The “Call Me By Your Name” star sat down with James Kirchick of Graydon Carter’s Air Mail this week. She directly addressed the accusations brought forward by multiple women and opened up about a traumatic childhood encounter with her young pastor.

Hammer stepped out of the limelight in early 2021, when Instagram posts revealing his alleged rape and cannibalism fetishes were leaked online. In March, a woman identified at the time as simply Effie claimed that she “violently” raped her for four hours in 2017 in Los Angeles.

“This alleged rape was a scene that was her idea,” Hammer told Air Mail.

“He planned out all the details, from which Starbucks to see him at, how to follow him home, how to open and unlock his front door, and what to do with me getting in. It’s called the ‘consensual non-consensual scene,’ CNC continued.”

“Everything has been discussed beforehand,” Hammer added. “I never imposed that on anyone unexpectedly.”

Effie, who has since been identified as Efrosina Angelova, eventually ended her relationship with her lawyer and did not file a lawsuit. Hammer came out of “Shotgun Wedding” and was replaced by Josh Duhamel as Jennifer Lopez’s onscreen girlfriend.

Hammer denied the rape allegations but apologized for being “scumbag”.

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Kirchick reportedly received direct messages between Angelova and Hammer’s ex-wife, Elizabeth Chambers, in 2017, and Angelova told Chambers that she “pretty much chased” Hammer, who said she was “always married and couldn’t do it” before giving up. .

Allegedly, Chambers asked three psychologists to evaluate Hammer when he learned of the affair. The report, received by Air Mail, claimed that Hammer “groomed 15-year-old girls” and that “the FBI was involved.”

The evaluators reportedly concluded that “some of Mr. Hammer’s attitudes and behaviors towards sex can be challenging, but not out of control” and that “concerns that Mr Hammer was the perpetrator of sexual violence are unfounded”.

Hammer also disclosed in the interview a traumatic experience from his childhood that he claims influenced his views on sex as an adult.

He said that his BDSM fetish stemmed from being sexually abused by a young pastor when he was 13 years old. He said it “introduced sex into my life in a way that I couldn’t quite control” and had more lasting effects.

“I was powerless in this situation,” he told Air Mail. “I had no representatives in the situation. Sexuality was introduced to me in a horrific way that I had no control over. Later my interests went to: I want to have sexual control of the situation.

Kirchick reportedly confirmed Hammer’s account by asking his godmother, Candace Garvey, if he had mentioned this to her at the time.

Hammer and his ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers divorced in 2020 after 10 years of marriage.
Hammer and his ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers divorced in 2020 after 10 years of marriage.

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As for his two other accusers, Courtney Vucekovich and Paige Lorenze, Hammer told Air Mail that he should have been aware of “power dynamics” because “maybe they would say yes to things they wouldn’t say yes to.” he is not famous

In the article, the actress also claimed that she tried to take her own life while in quarantine in the Cayman Islands in February 2021. He said he entered the ocean in hopes of “choking, being struck by a boat, or being eaten by a shark.” before they remember their children and swim to shore.

Hammer blamed “canceling culture” and “wake-up gang work” for the backlash against him. He said that Robert Downey Jr., who was once in and out of jail for drug-related crimes, was allowed to redeem himself, but those opportunities were now lost.

“There’s no chance of rehabilitation,” Hammer said.

“I’m here to own up to my mistakes, take responsibility for the fact that I’m a jerk, that I’m selfish, that I use people to make me feel better, and that I’m on my way when I’m done,” Hammer continued. “I am now a healthier, happier, more balanced person.”

Hammer, who has since become a sober friend to a recovering addict, said he was “really grateful” for being sober and “won’t go back and undo everything that happened to me.” He and his wife filed for divorce in 2020 after 10 years of marriage.

Read the full interview at Air Mail.

Need help? Visit RAINNs National Sexual Assault Online Helpline or The website of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

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