Armie Hammer Gave His First Interview Since His Abuse Allegations And Denied Any Criminal Wrongdoing
It’s been two years since Armie Hammer’s adventures in kink quickly went from “haha that brick of boring from Mirror, Mirror is into rope bondage” to brain bleach territory with accusations of abuse, rape, and his alleged hunger for lady ribs. Armie already denied that his relationships with his accusers were anything but consensual. And since then, his Hollywood career ended up in the shit can after he was fired from project after project, his wife Elizabeth Chambers filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage, he spent some time in rehab (paid for by his personal Captain Save A Cannibal Ho, Robert Downey Jr.), and he was investigated by the LAPD over rape allegations. And as of last summer, Armie was trying to support his family by selling timeshares on the Cayman Islands. Well, I guess not many want to get a free prime rib dinner to listen to a 19-hour timeshare presentation from the fallen movie star who allegedly wanted to get his side piece’s ribs surgically removed for him to eat. Because Armie seems to be taking the first step on a “comeback trail” and has given a long ass interview to Air Mail. An interview that seemed to be carefully orchestrated by his PR team to pull in as much sympathy as possible. But wait, does he even have PR tricks anymore?
No, Air Mail isn’t that free airplane magazine. That’s what I thought. But it should still come with a serving of Dramamine since you may get motion sickness from rolling your eyeballs so much.
After several women came forward accusing Armie of grooming and abusing them, he said that it became too much for him to deal with, and he almost ended his life but didn’t for the sake of his young kids. via Variety:
“I just walked out into the ocean and swam out as far as I could and hoped that either I drowned, or was hit by a boat, or eaten by a shark,” Hammer tells Air Mail, recalling a time in the Caymans. “Then I realized that my kids were still on shore, and that I couldn’t do that to my kids.”
Armie also talked about trauma from his childhood, saying that he believes his need to be dominating started when he was sexually abused for a year by his youth pastor at just 13 years old. via Variety:
The actor, who was accused of having cannibalistic fetishes, now says that his interest in BDSM originates from being sexually abused by his youth pastor when he was 13 years old.
“What that did for me was it introduced sexuality into my life in a way that it was completely out of my control,” Hammer says. “I was powerless in the situation. I had no agency in the situation. Sexuality was introduced to me in a scary way where I had no control. My interests then went to: I want to have control in the situation, sexually.”
As he did before, Armie denied all criminal wrongdoing and said that everything was discussed beforehand. According to Armie, he’s only guilty of being an “asshole.” Armie admitted that there was a “power imbalance” between him and his accusers since he was a 30-something rich movie star and they were in their 20s. Armie also admitted to using them. But he’s TOTALLY CHANGED NOW! Do you hear that, movie producers? via Variety:
“I would have these younger women in their mid-20s, and I’m in my 30s. I was a successful actor at the time. They could have been happy to just be with me and would have said yes to things that maybe they wouldn’t have said yes to on their own,” Hammer says. “That’s an imbalance of power in the situation.”
In the interview, Hammer denies criminal wrongdoing, and boils down his behavior and subsequent accusations to being “an asshole.”
“I’m here to own my mistakes, take accountability for the fact that I was an asshole, that I was selfish, that I used people to make me feel better, and when I was done, moved on,” Hammer says. “I’m now a healthier, happier, more balanced person. I’m able to be there for my kids in a way I never was…I’m truly grateful for my life and my recovery and everything. I would not go back and undo everything that’s happened to me.”
Armie also specifically responded to the accusations from Efrosina “Effie” Angelova. Effie said that Armie violently raped her for four hours, and her claims led to the LAPD’s investigation. Armie said that Effie planned all the details of that “consensual non-consent scene.” Air Mail also posted screenshots between Effie and an Instagram follower where she allegedly wrote that she had “consensual sex” with Armie.
Armie didn’t only lose his career and wife, but he also lost all his money. Bitch is broke and is millions of dollars in debt because of legal fees. Armie said that his rich family helped him out a bit, but it looks like they now hit the decline button on their phone whenever he calls in the same way you hit the decline button on your phone when your MLM-loving cousin calls. But Armie isn’t out of a job. He’s currently working as a sober living companion to a fellow recovering addict (Hasn’t that recovering addict been through enough?). And, of course, Armie shit on “cancel culture“:
“There are examples everywhere, Robert [Downey Jr.] being one of them, of people who went through those things and found redemption through a new path. And that, I feel like, is what’s missing in this cancel-culture, woke-mob business,” Hammer says. “The minute anyone does anything wrong, they’re thrown away. There’s no chance for rehabilitation.”
He continues, “When they throw someone like me on the fire to protect themselves…all they’re doing is making the fire bigger. And that fire is now out of control and it’s going to burn everyone.”
It makes sense that Armie Hammer doesn’t like being thrown on the fire since he’s the one who likes to do the barbecuing. But speaking of fires, I’m sure that Armie’s lawyer threw their phone into one after reading him admitting that women did things that “maybe they wouldn’t have said yes to on their own.” They probably thought, “I’m not getting paid enough for this mess. Actually, I’m not getting paid at all,” while looking at the stack of Armie’s unpaid invoices on their desk.
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