Armie Hammer, the disgraced “Social Network” star who left Hollywood in 2021 after being publicly accused of rape, is reportedly gagging ahead of the debut of the “House of Hammer” documentary series chronicling his life.
“Army is trying to prepare as much as he can for the ‘House of Hammer’ documentary,” a source told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday. “He has an idea of what’s coming. However, Armie is trying to move forward as much as possible emotionally and career-wise.”
The source added that Hammer is committed to his sobriety, before adding that his “friends are nervous that the documentary will crush him.”
Another source told Entertainment Tonight that Hammer “has been focused on spending time with his kids and Elizabeth and trying to fix his mistakes” and that “releasing the trailer feels like a huge step back” in his efforts to be parent of his children with his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers. “It’s difficult for him to have this aired in public again episodicly because a member of his family is involved,” the source added.
Hammer was at the center of a whirlwind of rumors in January 2021 after posts began to appear online claiming he had sent explicit direct messages claiming to be a “cannibal”. Two months later, a 24-year-old woman named Effie said at a press conference with her lawyer: “On April 24, 2017, Armie Hammer brutally raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles.”
The actor categorically denied the allegations.
The trailer for the documentary features an explicit voice note allegedly sent by Hammer to one of the women. “My bet would involve showing up to you and completely tying you up and incapacitating you and being able to do whatever I want with every hole in your body until I’m done with you,” a voice says in the note.
In the trailer for the series, Julia Morrison read an alleged past exchange of messages with Hammer. “I have a fantasy of having someone to prove my love and devotion and tie him up in a public place at night and make him use his body freely and see if he will bang strangers for me,” she read.
Following the rumors and accusations, Hammer moved to the Cayman Islands to be near Chambers and their two children. Chambers filed for divorce in July 2020 after 10 years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
According to an unnamed source, Hammer has since allegedly sold a timeshare to a local resort.
“I can’t confirm or deny it because Armie hasn’t talked about it,” his attorney Andrew Brettler told Entertainment Weekly in an email in July regarding the rumors about Hammer’s current occupation.
The documentary, which will premiere on Discovery+ on September 2, will also focus on members of the Hammer family. His estranged aunt Casey Hammer is featured in the trailer. “Through an array of archives and interviews with survivors and family members, the dark and twisted secrets of the Hammer family come to light,” says a press release for the series. “Behind the money and power lies a dysfunctional dynasty with its male protagonists showing all the devastating effects of privilege gone mad.”
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