Armie Hammer under investigation for rape in Los Angeles

In her complaint, the 24-year-old woman claims to have been “brutally raped” for more than four hours in 2017. The actor denies.

An investigation has been opened into accusations of rape targeting the American actor Armie Hammer , the Los Angeles police said Thursday, March 18 , after a complaint filed by a young woman with whom he was having an affair.

The 24-year-old, who asked to be identified only by her first name, Effie, detailed her accusations Thursday morning at a virtual press conference hosted by her lawyer, Gloria Allred.

She claims in particular to have been “brutally raped” for more than four hours in 2017. The young woman adds that Armie Hammer, whom she had met on Facebook the previous year, would have hit her several times during this assault. head against a wall and hit the feet with a riding crop.

“Effie” said she was “mentally, emotionally and sexually abused” during her intermittent, four-year relationship with the actor.

Without confirming that it was the young woman, the Los Angeles police force said they had opened an investigation into Armie Hammer following a complaint filed last month by a woman.

Abandonment of several projects

The 34-year-old actor denied these accusations via his lawyer, Andrew Brettler, assuring that he had only “consented” sex. Bettler further claims that an SMS sent by Effie to his client in July 2020, according to him containing requests of an explicitly sexual nature, contradicts the allegations of the young woman.

The lawyer had already recently denied en bloc similar accusations of violent and sadistic sexual acts brought against Armie Hammer by other women.

Last month, the agency looking after the actor’s interests cut ties with him following allegations of sexual abuse circulating on social media. According to trade publications, Armie Hammer has also left several projects, including a film alongside Jennifer Lopez, “Shotgun Wedding”.

Coming from a family of wealthy entrepreneurs, Armie Hammer distinguished himself at the cinema in “The Social Network” and especially “Call Me By Your Name”, where he shared the poster with Timothée Chalamet.

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