Life continues to be a sequence of sunny lunches for Armie Hammer — regardless of now being below investigation by the LAPD.
The “Name Me by Your Title” actor was noticed publicly within the Cayman Islands for the first time since a girl named Effie got here ahead and accused him of rape in March.
Dressed casually in a T-shirt, shorts and sun shades, Hammer dined at Macabuca on Grand Cayman with two older folks and three different ladies who’re — per the photograph company — simply buddies. An eyewitness described the temper as “tremendous chill” and “informal.”
Effie claimed she and the “Rebecca” actor, 34, had a 4-year relationship throughout which Hammer allegedly “mentally, emotionally and sexually” abused her.
“He grew to become more and more extra violent,” Effie claimed in a press convention alongside legal professional Gloria Allred. “I believed he was going to kill me.”
She says the alleged abuse escalated to rape on April 24, 2017, when she was 20 years outdated.
The now 24-year-old stated that, through the assault, Hammer “repeatedly slammed” her “face towards the wall” and left her bruised.
The alleged abuse by the hands of “The Social Community” star — whom she first met on Fb in 2016 — led her to think about suicide.
“I misplaced curiosity in residing,” Effie stated. “I simply needed the ache to cease.”
The LAPD confirmed to Web page Six that it launched an investigation into Hammer after a “group member” got here ahead with an legal professional on Feb. three with a sexual assault declare.
Hammer’s legal professional vehemently denied the allegations leveled towards the actor.
“From day one, Mr. Hammer has maintained that each one of his interactions with [Effie] — and each different sexual accomplice of his for that matter — have been utterly consensual, mentioned and agreed upon upfront, and mutually participatory,” the assertion learn.
“[Effie’s] attention-seeking and ill-advised authorized bid will solely make it tougher for actual victims of sexual violence to get the justice they deserve.”
Hammer has been holed up on Grand Cayman, the place estranged spouse Elizabeth Chambers and their two kids have been residing all through the coronavirus pandemic. Chambers filed for divorce from Hammer in July.
Chambers stated she was “shocked” and “heartbroken” after Hammer’s exes Courtney Vucekovich and Paige Lorenze got here ahead with sexual misconduct allegations of their very own.
“For weeks, I’ve been making an attempt to course of all the pieces that has transpired. I’m shocked, heartbroken, and devastated. Heartbreak apart, I’m listening and can proceed to pay attention and educate myself on these delicate issues,” Chambers, 38, wrote on Instagram.
“I didn’t notice how a lot I didn’t know. I assist any sufferer of assault or abuse and urge anybody who has skilled this ache to hunt the assistance he or she must heal.”