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Since January 2021, actor Armie Hammer has been followed by a series of disturbing allegations of abuse, including sexual assault, physical assault and cannibalism. It started when a Twitter user posted screenshots of Twitter DMs allegedly sent by Hammer, in which the sender said, “I have to drink your blood” (via E! News). After the images circulated on social media, the story picked up steam when his former romantic partner spoke up and shared equally disturbing stories (via Page Six).
While the “Social Network” actor has denied the allegations (via Complex), the career fallout has been quick and devastating. Variety reported that Hammer was eventually dropped from every role he had in the works, including Billion Dollar Spy. His agency, William Morris Endeavor, also cut ties with him, according to Vanity Fair.
And just days ahead of House Of Hammer, an upcoming documentary that not only delves deep into the abuse allegations surrounding Hammer and his alleged double life, but will also give viewers a deeper look into Hammer’s disturbing family history, one of his family members shares her thoughts on the whole ordeal. And interestingly, she’s not too surprised by everything that’s going on.
Armie Hammer’s aunt isn’t surprised by the abuse allegations
“House Of Hammer,” slated for September 2, focuses on the abuse allegations from women who say they had previous romantic relationships with the actor, including Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison (via Page Six). During a trailer for the documentary, the women share harrowing accounts of the time they spent with the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ actor. However, it also unravels Hammer’s family history and the bizarre abuse allegations that surround them.
Ahead of his release, one of Hammer’s paternal aunts, Casey Hammer, has shared why she wasn’t surprised by her nephew’s allegations. “I honestly wasn’t surprised or shocked,” Hammer told Us Weekly. “Based on how I was raised, I was subjected to horrific crimes and experiences that were covered up because it was behind closed doors and we couldn’t talk about it.” She added I was like, ‘Oh, here we go. Another hammer man. What annoyed me was the fact that they focused on Armie and cannibalism and his career. [But] What about the victims he left behind along the way?” Casey Hammer said Armie Hammer’s explosion of abuse allegations spurred her to speak again about her own trauma, which she previously wrote about in Surviving My Birthright . with the hope that she could support other victims.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit RAINN.org for additional resources.