In February 2021, a woman accused actor Armie Hammer of raping her in 2017. Now, according to CNN, the Los Angeles Police Department has presented a case against Hammer to the Los Angeles District Attorney, and the matter is currently under review.
Although the DA’s spokesperson didn’t divulge the identity of the complainant or complaints, Hammer has been under investigation since the claims were first made.
The embattled actor, who is known mostly for his roles in movies like the Oscar-winning queer coming-of-age film Call Me by Your Name, has denied any wrongdoing, at the time speaking through his attorney and saying the allegations were “outrageous” and that any encounters with women and other partners were “completely consensual” and “discussed and agreed upon in advance.”
LA attorney Gloria Allred introduced her 24-year-old client, identified only as Effie, who told CNN, “I am severely traumatized by Armie. I feel disgusted that he’s not taking accountability for what he did to me, and that he’s resorted to attacking me. Armie has no remorse. He continues to cause pain, and I don’t think he’s changed at all.”
Effie claimed she had an on-again, off-again relationship with Hammer between 2016 and 2020, and that he would often test her devotion to him and push her boundaries with “increasingly more violent” mental, emotional, and sexual abuse.
The night of the alleged act occurred on April 24, 2017, to which she said Hammer committed acts of nonconsensual violence against her, and that she feared he would kill her. While claiming his actions toward her were a “twisted form of love,” she said she lost interest in living because of what he did.
In February, Hammer addressed the claims in an interview with Air Mail where he said, “Every single thing was discussed beforehand. I have never thrust this on someone unexpectedly. Never.”
While admitting to a “very intense and extreme lifestyle,” Hammer said, “I would scoop up these women, bring them into it — into this whirlwind of travel and sex and drugs and big emotions flying around — and then as soon as I was done, I’d drop them off and move on to the next woman, leaving that woman feeling abandoned or used.”