Armie Hammer has been accused of rape by a girl who says she was in a four-year relationship with the actor that ended final yr.
The lady, who has been recognized solely as 24-year-old Effie, alleged Thursday that the violent assault happened in Los Angeles almost 4 years in the past.
“On April 24, 2017, Armie Hammer violently raped me for over 4 hours in Los Angeles,” she stated throughout a information convention organized by her lawyer, Gloria Allred. “Throughout which he repeatedly slapped my head towards a wall bruising my face. He additionally dedicated different acts of violence towards me to which I didn’t consent.”
“Throughout these 4 hours, I attempted to get away however he wouldn’t let me,” added Effie, who was visibly emotional. “I assumed he was going to kill me. Then [he] left with no live performance for my well-being.”
Effie, who now lives in Europe, stated in the course of the information convention that her on-again, off-again relationship with Hammer started over Fb in 2016 and ended someday in 2020. Throughout that point, she stated, “he abused me mentally, emotionally and sexually.”
She concluded her remarks by saying she wished she had spoken out sooner.
“I would like different survivors of sexual assault all over the world to really feel empowered and know that they’re heard, believed, understood and beloved,” she stated.
The Los Angeles Police Division is reportedly investigating Hammer.
Hammer, 34, denied the accusations in a press release by way of his lawyer.
“From day one, Mr. Hammer has maintained that each one of his interactions with [Effie] — and each different sexual companion of his for that matter — have been utterly consensual, mentioned and agreed upon upfront, and mutually participatory,” the assertion reads. “[Effie’s] consideration looking for and ill-advised authorized bid will solely make it tougher for actual victims of sexual violence to get the justice they deserve.”
“With the reality on his aspect, Mr. Hammer welcomes the chance to set the document straight,” it continued.
In January, a social media account referred to as “Home of Effie” posted screenshots of messages that appeared to have been despatched from Hammer’s account and included references to violent sexual acts, together with rape and cannibalism.
When requested a couple of connection between the account and her consumer, Allred stated she had no remark.
Effie is the newest in a sequence of girls who’ve come ahead with troubling allegations towards Hammer, who has vehemently denied all the accusations.
The actor not too long ago relocated to the Cayman Islands, the place his estranged spouse, Elizabeth Chambers, and two youngsters reside. His skilled life has been thrown right into a tailspin since allegations have surfaced. He has since dropped out of two high-profile performing initiatives, “Shotgun Wedding ceremony” and “The Supply.”
Need assistance? Go to RAINN’s Nationwide Sexual Assault On-line Hotline or the Nationwide Sexual Violence Useful resource Middle’s web site.
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