Following a series of allegations involving cannibalistic dirty talk, sexual harassment, and rape, Armie Hammer left the public spotlight in 2021. Now two years later, he has returned to social media with a very weird post.
The short video shows (presumably) Hammer on a train with a laptop balanced on his knees. Against the backdrop of the song “El Millonario” by Gitkin, the laptop plays a scene from the 1968 film The Swimmer in which Burt Lancaster races a horse. The brief clip is now the only post on Hammer’s Instagram account, as he appears to have deleted his entire past feed.
Hammer famously became a heartthrob hit with gay audiences after starring in 2017’s Call Me by Your Name. But in 2021, several women came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct. Through screenshots of text messages and DMs, Hammer was accused of graphic cannibalistic sexting, of psychological and emotional abuse, and finally of having raped a woman in 2017.
As a result of these allegations and the ensuing LAPD investigation, Hammer was dropped by his agency and publicist, and he pulled out of several film projects. The sexual assault allegation was investigated by both the LAPD and the LA District Attorney’s Office, and in May, the DA declined to press charges, citing insubstantial evidence.
Does he…you know…have that girth?
Following several months of rehab, Hammer made a brief return to the spotlight earlier this year in an interview with Air Mail. While he continued to deny any criminal wrongdoing, he did admit to abusing his power as a high-profile actor.
“I would have these younger women in their mid-20s, and I’m in my 30s,” he said. “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.”
“I’m here to own my mistakes, take accountability for the fact that I was an asshole, that I was selfish, that I used people to make me feel better, and when I was done, moved on,” Hammer added. “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.”
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