Actor Armie Hammer is currently being investigated for sexual assault charges by the Los Angeles Police. Arnie’s attorney however denied any such allegation.
He is the main suspect in a sexual assault charge that was reported to the police back on February 3. Drake Madison, spokesperson for LAPD confirmed the news on Thursday and they would give no further details regarding who filed the report.
In a video conference held earlier on Thursday, a woman claimed that the actor raped her for four hours on 24th April 2017 including slamming her head against the wall and carrying out other heinous acts.
The Associated Press does not officially identify sexual assault victims. The woman making the claims identified herself as Effie. “During those four hours I tried to get away but he wouldn’t let me,” she said through tears. “I thought that he was going to kill me. He then left with no concern for my well-being.”
Gloria Allred, her attorney also produced evidence to Los Angeles police, including photos of Effie’s injuries. She denied revealing anything about when the report was made and also did not confirm that it was the one made in February that the LAPD is currently investigating.
Effie was 20 at that time when she met Hammer on Facebook and soon the two began a relationship in 2016. They two contacted for the last time last year.
Hammer’s attorney said in a statement that with every woman that he had a relationship with, his interactions “have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.”
The statement also undermined the allegations as attention-seeking and added that “her own correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations.”
Andrew Brettler said, “With the truth on his side, Mr. Hammer welcomes the opportunity to set the record straight.”
They also produced a screenshot of a text message exchange dating back to July last year between Hammer and Effie in which she expressed rough sexual handling with Hammer saying that he does not wish to continue with the relationship.
At that time, 34-year-old Arnie was married to TV personality Elizabeth Chambers. The couple divorced last year.
Hammer first gained fame through playing twins in 2010s The Social Network and is best known for his starring roles in 2017’s Call Me By Your Name and 2013’s The Lone Ranger.
He recently starred in the Netflix remake of Rebecca. The sequel to Call Me By Your Name alongside TimothéeChalamet is also in development.
There have been various reports of sexual violence in recent months which have effective his career.
Earlier this year, an Instagram account began posting screenshots of messages from the actor dating back to 2016. With the screenshots starting doing the rounds, the actor termed them as vicious and spurious.
Following that, the actor left Shotgun Wedding in which he was to star with Jennifer Lopez and Paramount+ series The Offer. His agency, WME also dropped him.
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