Armie Hammer says he contemplated suicide after sexual assault allegations

Speaking for the first time, the actor denied any crimes, linking his controlling behavior to a childhood trauma.

Jon Kopaloff / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFPArmie Hammer has denied allegations of sexual abuse

The actor Army Hammer spoke for the first time about the allegations ranging from sexual abuse to cannibalism he has been facing for two years. The protagonist of “Call me by your namedenied abusing or raping the alleged victims, but admitted that he was “emotionally abusive” towards some of the women with whom he had sexual relations. “I’m here to admit my own mistakes, to take responsibility for being an idiot, being selfish, using people to make myself feel better,” he said. airmail. The allegations against the actor reverberated worldwide and in February 2021 he contemplated suicide. Hammer said he was in the Cayman Islands and swam as far as he could in the hope that he would drown, or get hit by a boat, or even get eaten by a shark: “That’s when I realized my kids were still on the beach and I couldn’t do this to them”.

One of the victims, known as Effie, claimed she was raped and the case has been under investigation by the LAPD for a year and a half. About this episode, the actor said that it was a rape scene and everything was planned in advance in a consensual way. “Everything was discussed in advance,” he says. They allegedly met in a coffee shop, went to the artist’s house and had sex. Hammer also linked his behavior with women to childhood trauma. According to the actor, he was abused by a pastor when he was 13 years old. “Sexuality was presented to me in a scary way that I had no control over. My interests became ‘I want to control sex’.” With all the controversy, the artist was released from his talent agency, lost advertising contracts and was removed from film projects that he was supposed to be a part of. The case was also explored in the documentary “House of Hammer: Family Secrets” produced by Discovery+.

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