Armie Hammer has launched a brand new assertion as he was dropped from the solid of a Broadway play.
The scandal plagued star who was final month accused of sexual assault is now being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department over the claims.
Hammer has now departed Broadway play The Minutes to “focus on myself and my health”, in response to an announcement he supplied to Deadline.
The play by author Tracey Letts was scheduled to debut in March of 2020, however had already been delayed resulting from coronavirus restrictions in New York City. The manufacturing will now run its 2021-2022 season with out Hammer.
“I have loved every single second of working on The Minutes with the family I made from Steppenwolf,” Hammer mentioned. “But right now I need to focus on myself and my health for the sake of my family. Consequently, I will not be returning to Broadway with the production.”
An announcement from the play’s manufacturing crew mentioned they wished Hammer the very best.
“Armie remains a valued colleague to all of us who have worked with him onstage and offstage on The Minutes. We wish only the best for him and respect his decision.”
Hammer would have been showing on stage with author Letts and Blair Brown (Orange Is The New Black) amongst others, after additionally leaving upcoming movie Shotgun Wedding, with Jennifer Lopez.
It comes after a lady named Effie accused Hammer of sexually assaulting her in a press conference last month — a declare Hammer has denied.
Effie, who didn’t reveal her final title, appeared alongside excessive profile lawyer Gloria Allred and alleged, whereas sobbing, that the Call Me By Your Name star raped her on April 24, 2017 when she was 20 years outdated.
Hammer’s lawyer denied all of Effie’s claims in an announcement to the New York Post following the press convention.
“(Effie’s) own correspondence with Mr Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations. As recently as July 18, 2020, (Effie) sent graphic texts to Mr Hammer telling him what she wanted him to do to her,” the assertion learn.
“Mr Hammer responded making it clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her.
“It was never Mr Hammer’s intention to embarrass or expose (Effie’s) fetishes or kinky sexual desires, but she has now escalated this matter to another level by hiring a civil lawyer to host a public press conference,” the assertion continued.
“With the truth on his side, Mr Hammer welcomes the opportunity to set the record straight.
“From day one, Mr Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions with (Effie) – and every other sexual partner of his for that matter – have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory. (Effie’s) attention seeking and ill-advised legal bid will only make it more difficult for real victims of sexual violence to get the justice they deserve.”
“He quickly grooms you in the relationship,” she mentioned. “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.”
Another of Hammer’s exes Paige Lorenze claimed to us that he used a knife to carve the letter “A” into her pores and skin close to her vagina and would allegedly deliberately bruise her as a branding methodology.
Hammer was dropped by his talent agency and publicist after unverified messages allegedly despatched by The Social Network star surfaced in February. The messages confirmed descriptions of surprising sexual fantasies, together with references to cannibalism.
Hammer has beforehand referred to as the allegations “bulls**t” and mentioned the messages had been “patently untrue”.
“Any interactions with this person, or any partner of his, were completely consensual in that they were fully discussed, agreed upon, and mutually participatory,” his lawyer, Andrew Brettler, advised Fox News in February.
“The stories being perpetuated in the media are a misguided attempt to present a one-sided narrative with the goal of tarnishing Mr. Hammer’s reputation, and communications from the individuals involved prove that.”