Armie Hammer is addressing the public after being accused of rape and abuse by a former partner in 2021.
The actor, known for his role in “Call Me By Your Name,” retreated from the public eye after messages allegedly written by him, which included discussions of cannibalism and violent sexual behavior, were posted on an anonymous Instagram account. Subsequently, former partners accused him of non-consensual behavior and one alleged that he carved an “A” on her body without her consent. The Los Angeles Police Department investigated the rape and abuse claims, but Hammer was not charged.
In a recent interview with Air Mail, Hammer spoke out for the first time and denied engaging in non-consensual sexual activity with any former partners. He shared his interest in BDSM and revealed that it stems from sexual abuse he experienced as a child, which created a “dangerous precedent” for his future relationships. Hammer stated that this experience made him feel powerless and led to his desire for control in sexual situations.
Hammer also claimed that the rape his accuser described was a consensual BDSM scene that was initiated by her.
Armie Hammer stated that his relationship with one of his accusers involved a “consensual non-consent scene” (CNC), which was planned by the accuser, including details such as the Starbucks location he would meet her and how he would enter her unlocked home.
Although Hammer stated that his relationships were consensual, he admitted that his behavior outside of his marriage with Elizabeth Chambers could be considered emotionally abusive. He expressed remorse for his past actions, admitting to being an “a*****, selfish, and using people to make himself feel better.”
In the interview, Hammer also discussed the immigration investigation he faced in the Cayman Islands while he was working as a timeshare salesman. He stated that he was unable to find work in Hollywood as no one will hire, insure, or bond him due to the allegations, as they fear being labeled as supporters of abuse. He explained that the fire of controversy has grown so big that it threatens to burn everyone, and people are being thrown into it as sacrifices to protect themselves.