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Armie Hammer Denies 'Outrageous Allegations' He 'Violently' Raped Woman In 2017 Amid Police Investigation

Armie Hammer Denies 'Outrageous Allegations' He 'Violently' Raped Woman In 2017 Amid Police Investigation

The actor has found himself at the centre of abuse allegations.

Kimberley Bond

Kimberley Bond

Armie Hammer has denied allegations of 'violent rape and abuse' after a woman reported him to the police, before holding a public press conference.

The woman, who has only been identified as Effie, spoke out about the allegations alongside her attorney Gloria Allred.

"On 24 April 2017, Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles, during which he repeatedly slammed my head against a wall, bruising my face," she said.

Armie Hammer has denied the allegations (
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"He also committed other acts of violence against me to which I did not consent.

"During those four hours, I tried to get away but he wouldn't let me. I thought that he was going to kill me. He then left with no concern for my well-being."

The woman is now 24 and lives in Europe, her lawyer confirmed.

The LAPD have since confirmed that Armie, 34, is now being probed as "the named suspect in an alleged sexual assault investigation, initiated on 3 February 2021."

Armie Hammer has been named as a suspect by police (
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Effie claims that she met Hollywood actor Armie on Facebook in 2016 when she was 20.

"I fell in love with him instantly. The relationship progressed rapidly and the emotions from both sides became really intense," her statement read.

"Looking back, it is now clear to me he was employing manipulation tactics in order to exert control over me, until I started to lose myself. He would often test my devotion to him, slyly removing and crossing my boundaries, as he became increasingly more violent.

"He abused me mentally, emotionally, and sexually."

Effie claims the abuse she alleges to have taken place left her "traumatised."

"For months, I was unable to stop crying, I couldn't sleep or I'd have night terrors, I was constantly emotionally distressed and lost interest in living," she said.

Armie is currently going through a divorce battle with his wife Elizabeth Chambers (
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Armie, who has starred in films such as The Social Network, Call Me By Your Name and Rebecca, denied the allegations in a statement issued by his own legal representative.

"From day one, Mr Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions with [the woman] - and every other sexual partner of his for that matter - have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory," Andrew Bretler said.

"It was never Mr Hammer's intention to embarrass or expose [the woman]'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. With the truth on his side, Mr Hammer welcomes the opportunity to set the record straight."

Effie's own lawyer also stressed rules around consent, adding that "it is important to emphasise that even if a sexual partner agrees to certain sexual activity, she still has a right at any point to withdraw her consent."

Armie Hammer has previously been accused of sexual abuse, which he has strongly denied (
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"If she does withdraw her consent and asks her partner to stop for any reason, he is legally and morally obligated to stop. If he does not stop, he is then at risk of committing a crime against her," she said.

"In addition, a sexual partner needs to be aware of the nature and the scope of the consent that is given. Even if a partner consents to some sexual acts, that does not mean that there is consent to any and all sexual conduct with her."

Armie has been in the centre of a series of allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct, which emerged earlier this year. In February, he was dropped by his reps.

He has previously strongly denied all claims.

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Topics: Entertainment News, Celebrity News, Rape