‘I feared for my life’: Girl accuses star Armie Hammer of rape
Law enforcement in Los Angeles have released an investigation into the alleged rape, which is explained to have taken position in 2017.
Hammer, 34, the star of films which include The Social Community and Get in touch with Me By Your Title, denied any wrongdoing.
His accuser, named only as Effie, broke down in tears as she comprehensive her allegations at a press conference held by large-profile US law firm Gloria Allred.
Examining from a ready assertion, Effie, 24, stated she initially met Hammer on Facebook in 2016, when she was 20.
“I fell in like with him immediately,” she said, but she claimed that as their partnership progressed he abused her “mentally, emotionally and sexually”.
On the alleged attack, Effie stated: “During people 4 several hours, I tried using to get absent and he would not permit me. I assumed that he was likely to get rid of me. He then left with no problem for my wellbeing. I was absolutely in shock and I could not feel that somebody I loved did that to me.
“I tried so really hard to justify his steps, even to the place of responding to him in a way that did not mirror my real emotions. In the course of and considering that this assault, I have lived in fear of him. And for a extensive time I attempted to dismiss his actions in direction of me as a twisted variety of appreciate.”
She claimed she was left suicidal by the alleged rape and felt “immense guilt” at not speaking out quicker.
After the push convention, the LAPD stated it experienced opened an investigation.
Hammer’s lawyer Andrew Brettler explained the allegations as “outrageous”. Mr Brettler introduced a copy of a “graphic” text concept Effie allegedly sent the actor that he stated “undermines and refutes” her promises. “It was in no way Mr Hammer’s intention to embarrass or expose [the woman’s] fetishes or kinky sexual wants, but she has now escalated this issue to a further degree by hiring a civil lawyer to host a public push meeting. With the real truth on his aspect, Mr Hammer welcomes the chance to established the file straight.”
Mr Brettler additional: “From working day one, Mr Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions with [her] — and just about every other sexual lover of his for that make a difference — have been completely consensual, mentioned and agreed upon in progress, and mutually participatory.”
Earlier this yr, pursuing accusations around explicit messages he allegedly sent on social media, Hammer stepped down from a role in the film Shotgun Wedding day and still left Television set series The Offer, blaming “vicious and spurious on the net assaults versus me”.
Elizabeth Chambers, his estranged spouse and mother of his two youngsters, past thirty day period explained she supported “any sufferer of assault or abuse”.