TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains references to cannibalism.
It was only a few months ago when Armie Hammer was praised for his role in Netflix film, Rebecca, opposite Lily James. He was also due to appear in a number of high profile projects including the sequel to Call Me By Your Name opposite Timothee Chalamet.
Now, it’s all gone.
What Happened In His Marriage to Elizabeth Chalmers?
Back in July 2020, his mostly private, “private” life was shared out in the open. His marriage to Elizabeth Chalmers was ending after a decade.
“Thirteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents. It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage,” a caption on each of their Instagram’s read.
Two months prior, Chalmers had shared an anniversary post to her husband, saying how grateful she was “for you, this decade, our family and the dreamiest Friday night anniversary sunset,” but in an instant, it was over.
The pair, who share two children, Harper, 5, and Ford, 3, had been quarantining together and Hammer told British GQ in September that quarantining during the pandemic caused complications.
“It was a very complicated, intense situation, with big personalities all locked in a little tiny place… I’d never dealt with anything like that before in my life, so I didn’t have the tools,” he said.
What Allegations Have Been Made Against Him?
While we’re not doubting that what he said is true, new and alleged information about The Social Network actor is painting a disturbing and shocking picture of the 34-year-old.
In screenshots obtained by Twitter user Tevin, which were leaked publicly by now-private account, House of Effie, showed Instagram images of his official handle and messages from the account.
Tevin alleged in his tweet that “multiple victims” of the actor came out saying “he used his fame to manipulate” them for sex while calling them “kitties”. He also alluded to cannibalism, saying that he wanted to “drink their blood”.
Other messages began circulating the internet with Hammer reportedly writing: “I’ve cut the heart out of a living animal before and eaten it while still warm,” and “I’m 100% a cannibal”.
“F**k. That’s scary to admit,” he wrote. “I’ve never admitted that before.”
On January 10, House of Effie then “admitted” that “it’s all fake,” adding, “But it was funny wasn’t it?” before standing by her original claims and alleging the following day that Armie’s “crazy fans went so far as to fake a DM by me.”
Armie Hammer Makes a Statement on the “Bullsh-t” Claims
On January 14, Hammer came forward with a statement obtained by Variety.
“I’m not responding to these bullshit 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. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that,” Hammer said in a statement, referring to his Shotgun Wedding role.
A representative for the production followed his statement by saying: “Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.”
Hammer’s Ex-Girlfriend Calls Him a “Very Dark, Twisted Person”
On January 15, Hammer’s ex-girlfriend, Courtney Vucekovich, a Dallas-based app founder told the Daily Mail she had met the actor through mutual friends and said that from the beginning he was very “intoxicating”.
“He’s a very charming, intense human being,” she told the outlet, before adding that once you “start talking to him, he’s pretty aggressive right from the start”.
Vucekovich reiterated that he was “not violent, but just sexually aggressive in the way he speaks”.
Calling him “magnetic”, she said that this magnetism helped him “get away with this stuff”.
“He’s a very charming, larger-than-life personality. He’s very affectionate, he makes you feel very safe and kind of on top of the world. Then little by little, it gets deeper and darker.”
The 30-year-old then explained that Hammer would then become “obsessed with you” and that it becomes “a little strange”.
“And little by little you’re like, ‘what’s happened?'” she said. “It’s very heavy. I just learned the word ‘lovebomb’ and that’s definitely what he does.”
The designer also shared a written note that the Hotel Mumbai to the Daily Mail which said, “I’m going to bite the f–k out of you” with his signature.
Are Movie Houses Pulling His Projects?
Pop culture Instagram account Deux Moi shared anonymous tips on January 14, saying that Hammer was being ousted from upcoming projects.
We’re not confirming this is a fact as the account disclaimer says that “statements made on this account have not been independently confirmed” nor “does not claim any information published is based in fact”, however, they are known to have reliable sources — even posting about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s separation before it was announced.
According to one source, “20th Century studios are brainstorming a way to replace Armie by reshooting his scenes or using CGI”, however, “a powerful branch of the studio wants to profit from the drama”.
Another says that he was supposed to star in a rom-com with Jennifer Lopez and are now “actively looking for a replacement” while another says his “team” are deciding on a course of action.
Footage of Hammer Surfaces
Before Hammer released a statement, videos obtained by the Daily Mail show some increasingly odd and concerning behaviour. In the footage, the star was seen opening a beer while driving and licking a substance off of his friend’s hand.
While the information we are receiving is disturbing, we do hope for Hammer’s (and his family’s) sake that if he needs help in any way, that he will be afforded the support that he requires.