Armie Hammer Departs Rehab Facility Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

By Michileen Martin | 1 month ago

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His name has been out of the news cycle for a while, but now Armie Hammer is back to face a world that likes him a lot less than it used to. According to Vanity Fair, the actor checked into a rehab facility in May to treat issues related to drugs, alcohol, and sex. Now Hammer has left, to face the same allegations — of sexual assault and more — that hounded him when he entered treatment.

People reported Monday morning that Armie Hammer had left the rehab facility. They said the actor’s lawyer confirmed that his client was out and added that he was “doing great.” There was, however, no word on exactly when Hammer left the Florida facility, or whether he had completed his prescribed treatment.

In January, per the AV Club, multiple women made allegations that Hammer had abused and/or assaulted them. The allegations included now infamous screenshots of DMs allegedly from Hammer in which he described dark, violent fantasies including cannibalism. Hammer strongly denied all the allegations.

One woman, going only by the first name Effie, formally accused Armie Hammer of sexual assault during an encounter in 2017, as reported by People. In a March press conference, Effie alleged that Hammer sexually assaulted her for four hours. She described him slamming her had against the wall repeatedly and striking her feet with a crop so it would be impossible for her to walk. Hammer’s lawyer told People that everything the actor did with Effie was “completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.”

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Hollywood didn’t take long to react, and as a result there’s a good chance Armie Hammer isn’t returning from treatment to a long list of work offers. Depending on who you ask, Hammer was either fired from or willingly stepped away from his roles in the upcoming comedy action film Shotgun Wedding and the Paramount+ biographical drama series The Offer about the making of 1972’s The Godfather. He was likewise removed from Billion Dollar Spy, the anthology Starz series Gaslit (via Variety), and the Broadway play The Minutes (via NBC News). His talent agency WME dropped him, and Hollywood insider Daniel Richtman claimed Hammer’s roles were being recast for the sequels to 2015’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and 2017’s Call Me By Your Name. For good measure, Disney+ erased an episode of the reality series Running Wild with Bear Grylls in which Hammer and the titular host would’ve been found scuba diving together.

Judging by Armie Hammer’s IMDb page, the only movie or TV projects left for the actor are ones which wrapped principal photography before the allegations against the actor were made public. Taika Waititi’s upcoming sports dramedy Next Goal Wins wrapped in early 2020, while Kenneth Brannagh’s upcoming adaptation of Death on the Nile reportedly ended principal photography in December 2019. Both films experienced delays because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Variety, Disney decided against reshooting Death on the Nile without Hammer. Because of the many busy and high profile actors Hammer shot scenes with — including Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, and Letitia Wright — it was estimated redoing the scenes could cost Disney “tens of millions of dollars.”