Armie Hammer is under investigation for sexual assault
A lawyer for the victim called police, which led to the LAPD sexual attack department to open an examination on February 3, a cops representative informed CNN. Hammer has actually rejected the rape claims.
On Thursday, Los Angeles lawyer Gloria Allred presented her 24-year-old customer, determined just as Effie, who stated she was raped by Hammer.
Effie, who resides in Europe, stated she had an on-and-off romantic and intimate relationship with Hammer from 2016 to 2020. She was 20 when she satisfied Hammer on Facebook, and she “fell in love with him instantly,” she stated.
She declares Hammer would typically evaluate her commitment to him and press her limits. As time went on, he supposedly ended up being “increasingly more violent,” Effie stated.
“He abused me mentally, emotionally and sexually,” she stated Thursday through tears.
Effie implicated Hammer of strongly raping her for over 4 hours in Los Angeles on April 24, 2017. She stated he devoted acts of violence versus her, to which she did not approval, such as supposedly beating her feet with a crop. It injured for her to stroll for the next week, Effie stated.
“I thought that he was going to kill me,” she stated.
Effie stated she has actually resided in worry of him and attempted to dismiss his actions towards her as a “twisted form of love.” Effie stated she even disliked living since of what she declares occurred to her.
In a declaration, Hammer’s lawyer refuted Effie’s claims as “outrageous,” stating all Hammer’s interactions with her and other partners “have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.”
“Effie[‘s]… own correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations,” Hammer’s lawyer, Andrew Brettler, stated. “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’s declaration included what he stated was a screenshot of a specific text discussion in between Hammer and Effie.
“It was never Mr. Hammer’s intention to embarrass or expose [her] 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,” he stated.
Allred stated it has actually been “extremely traumatic and triggering” for Effie to discuss these accusations.
Effie stated she feels enormous regret in not coming out faster however hopes her story will influence “survivors of sexual assault around the world” to come forward with their stories in hope of justice.
“Despite the emotional price that she has had to pay by speaking her truth, she has found the courage to discuss what she alleges has happened to her for two reasons,” Allred stated. “First, she wants to warn other women who may come into contact with Mr. Hammer of possible risks in their relationship with him.
“2nd, Effie has actually been called by numerous others who declare that they have actually likewise been preyed on by Mr. Hammer in the sexual relationship that they have actually had with him,” she added.
Allred said there are no plans to file a lawsuit at this time, but that evidence has been turned over to law enforcement that might assist in an investigation of Hammer.
“We do believe it is essential that an examination of these severe accusations is carried out,” Allred said. “We anticipate finding out if Mr. Hammer, instead of his agents, will want to help private investigators in their look for the reality.”
In January, the 34-year-old actor released a statement in response to allegations by his ex-girlfriend Paige Lorenze, where he stated that all sexual activities outside of his marriage were “entirely consensual because they were completely talked about, concurred upon and equally participatory.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.