Armie Hammer has spoken out to the press for the first time in two years. In 2021, the actor was accused of sexual abuse, harassment, and inappropriate behavior toward several women. These accusations even led to a Discovery+ docuseries titled House of Hammer.
During an exclusive interview with Air Mail, Hammer broke his silence and stated that he contemplated taking his own life following all of the accusations that came out in 2021. The actor also revealed that he was sexually abused by a youth pastor when he was 13 years old. Alas, he further denied any wrongdoing, noting that he can be called an “assh*le” but didn’t commit a crime.
“I would have these younger women in their mid-20s, and I’m in my 30s. I was a successful actor at the time. They could have been happy to just be with me and would have said yes to things that maybe they wouldn’t have said yes to on their own. That’s an imbalance of power in the situation.”
Hammer is reportedly recovering through rehab facilities and programs and has been allegedly working with a sober companion. The Call Me by Your Name actor further explained in the interview, “I’m here to own my mistakes, take accountability for the fact that I was an assh*le, that I was selfish, that I used people to make me feel better, and when I was done, moved on. I’m now a healthier, happier, more balanced person. I’m able to be there for my kids in a way I never was. I’m truly grateful for my life and my recovery and everything. I would not go back and undo everything that’s happened to me.”
Otherwise, Hammer also told Air Mail that he has befriended Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr., who faced a similar rehabilitation journey in his career and personal life in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The Call Me By Your Name actor remarked:
“There are examples everywhere, Robert [Downey Jr.] being one of them, of people who went through those things and found redemption through a new path. And that, I feel like, is what’s missing in this cancel-culture, woke-mob business. The minute anyone does anything wrong, they’re thrown away. There’s no chance for rehabilitation.”