Oh wow, more Armie Hammer news. Lovely. In case you’ve been living under a rock (hmmm, that sounds nice, how much is rent?), you probably heard about the recent leak of Armie’s gross Instagram DMs. Numerous women have come forward to share their stories and screenshots. Apparently, 34-year-old Armie is into rape fantasies, emotional abuse, not having safe words, and cannibalism. I know, I know, before I mentioned “cannibalism”, Armie was just 75% of the dudes you encounter on Tinder. His ex-wife, Elizabeth Chambers, is reportedly disgusted and believes Armie’s alleged victims. Now an ex-girlfriend, Courtney Vucekovich, is coming forward with her own experience. She confirms the cannibal stuff, claiming that Armie told her he wanted to barbecue and eat her ribs.
WARNING: Things are about to get extremely fucked up and abusive on this post… via Page Six:
“He said to me he wants to break my rib and barbecue and eat it,” app founder Courtney Vucekovich exclusively told Page Six.
“‘Fuck that was weird,’ but you never think about it again,” she said of overlooking the odd behavior at the time. “He says, I want to take a bite out of you. If I had a little cut on my hand he’d like suck it or lick it. That’s about as weird as we got.”
30-year-old Courtney, known for creating the “on-demand glam app Flashd”, dated Armie after he split with Elizabeth Chambers, from June to August. She says she wasn’t surprised when all the DM screenshots were released, explaining, “He likes the idea of skin in his teeth.” She also claims Armie was emotionally abusive:
“He enters your life in such a big way. He’s such a captivating person. He has such a presence and he’s aware of that and he uses it in such a way that most women would think, ‘Oh my gosh this is amazing,’ but especially young women, that’s kind of the scary part — how good he is at active manipulation and making you feel like he’s never felt this way about anybody.”
Courtney said she submitted to Armie emotionally and physically before she realized she was being gaslit (shudder):
“He quickly grooms you in the relationship,” she explained. “He kind of captivates you and while being charming he’s grooming you for these things that are darker and heavier and consuming. When I say consuming, I mean mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, just everything.”
Courtney says Armie sucked all the goodness out of her, and their relationship was a full-time job. He became obsessive, spending three weeks by her side 24/7, and when they weren’t together, he texted her 100 times a day. According to Courtney, the privileged old-money movie star also claimed he was broke, and she had to pay for everything.
“I wasn’t safe,” she realized. “He kind of makes it like, ‘I’m going to teach you things.’ I’m smarter than that, but where was I during that? I knew the whole time. I had this gut feeling the whole time that this was not right. He’s not well.”
Courtney claims Armie is one of “the most broken” people she’s ever met, constantly drinking and doing drugs. She says he put her in some very dangerous situations, adding:
“You end up doing things that are very out-of-character for you, including sex acts.”
But Courtney doesn’t want to get specific about the sex, because she doesn’t want the lurid details to overshadow how Armie’s emotional abuse affected her. She says their relationship was like “drowning in this dark hole trying to stay afloat.” Eventually, Armie left her after a big fight. Courtney says that’s just what he does: blows up womens’ lives and walks away. After they split, Courtney starting having panic attacks and struggled to breathe. She eventually checked into a 30-day hospitalization program for PTSD and trauma:
“I didn’t want to carry that into my future,” she told Page Six. “As a strong mental health advocate I knew that this relationship was something I needed to process with help from people who specialize in trauma and PTSD. That is my experience.”
Courtney says therapy helped a lot after the abuse, and she was determined to not carry the trauma for the rest of her life.
Armie’s reps didn’t respond to Page Six’s requests for comment on Courtney’s story, but yesterday, he replied to the rumors that he’s been fired from the Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy, Shotgun Wedding:
“I’m not responding to these bulls–t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,” Hammer said in a statement to Page Six, adding, “Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”
So Armie’s saying he can’t leave his kids? And that’s the real reason he won’t be in the J.Lo movie? Oh looord. A reminder that Armie is fighting for custody of his two young children. I have a funny feeling these recent events will not help his case. Or his involvement in that possible Call Me By Your Name sequel. But then again, Armie might not care about that since he’s probably bothering Ryan Murphy to cast him in that Jeffrey Dahmer series.