Armie Hammer’s friends & family are concerned that he’s abusing drugs

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It looks like the Daily Mail and Page Six have somehow discovered Armie Hammer’s “private” Instagram, and the images are reportedly full of raw meat, knives and scantily-clad women. While this seems entirely “on brand” for what we now know of Armie Hammer, I do find it suspicious that the Mail and other media outlets have access to it? Perhaps they do, and if so, those Instagrams seem to reveal a man who is on a downward spiral, someone who is likely hurting a lot of people on his way down. Some highlights from this Page Six story:

How Elizabeth Chambers is doing: This [scandal] has come as a shock not just to his friends, but his ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers, with whom he is in the midst of an already difficult divorce. They are both currently on the Cayman Islands, where Chambers has been living with their two young children since they split over the summer. A family friend told The Post that Chambers, who filed for divorce in July, is “really in shock” and has “not processed any of this yet,” adding: “They went out to the Cayman Islands at the beginning of the pandemic in March as a family and Armie left in late June to go back to California. She’s basically been a single mom since then, Armie didn’t see the kids for five months. The kids are her number one priority, so on top of all the emotional stuff she has two kids to take to school and make sure they’re not affected.”

She knew about some of the cheating, but not all this: The friend added: “Elizabeth was aware of some infidelity, but she wanted to make the marriage work and thought that he did too.” Several sources said that Hammer had been madly in love with Chambers. But a major Hollywood publicist told The Post how, once “Call Me By Your Name” boosted his fame, “women were texting him, chasing him — and when he would drink, that’s when he’d run around. Everyone thought he and Elizabeth decided to have an open marriage.”

He didn’t do that stuff with her: “[These messages] are very shocking for her,” Chambers’ friend added. “He never did any of the weird s- -t with her.”

Does Hammer need help? Another source who knows both Hammer and Chambers said: “My mind is blown. He always appeared so totally normal, he loves grilling, I mean — he was so excited about buying a new smoker and he would have friends over for barbecues and cocktails. None of this seems like the Armie that I know. He needs help. Something is terribly wrong, and I just wonder if it’s drugs.”

So, about the drugs: This week, the Daily Mail published video clips of Hammer declaring “s–t’s getting weird” after sniffing a white substance from someone’s hand and swigging from his beer can while behind the wheel of a car. On Friday, the Daily Mail posted a video from what is alleged to be Hammer’s secret Instagram account. The post said that he had “THC and benzos” in his system but that the hallucinogenic drug DMT had not showed up in a drug test; he also showed what appeared to be a court mandate ordering him to undergo drug testing as a condition of seeing his children. In the background, a woman wearing lingerie while on her hands and knees in a bed was visible. “Divorce is so fun. Not as fun as drugs. But what is,” the post read.

Heavy drinker to drug user? A movie insider who worked with Hammer on the set of the 2018 film “On the Basis of Sex,” told The Post that “He would have a water bottle of vodka in the green room before going on TV [interviews] but other than that he was a gentleman.” A source who has worked with Hammer told The Post that Hammer does “not have a drug habit” but that he will drink heavily for weeks at a time. Asked about the messages, the source said: “Of course Armie is not a cannibal … although BDSM might be weird, it’s not illegal.”

A God complex? A casting director told The Post that Hammer is a cautionary tale for young Hollywood. “Up till ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ nobody took him that seriously other than as a rich kid who wanted to get famous. He was in a lot of loser films before that,” the casting director said. “But after ‘Call Me,’ he started getting much better offers and much more attention. He seemed to be getting a bit of a God complex — like he’s so famous and rich, he’s above reproach. That can lead to some actors having very bad behavior.”

[From Page Six]

Part of me doesn’t believe some of the denials from Elizabeth Chambers’ friends/publicist. Even in this piece, her “friend” says that she did know about some of the affairs, and that’s been consistent with the reporting of what Elizabeth knew and when, with one of her friends even telling the Daily Mail last week that some of Armie’s mistresses/victims even came to her. My take is that I do think Armie was into some weird sh-t and Elizabeth knew some of it, and Elizabeth wasn’t into it and she just thought it would go away or that he would get it out of his system discreetly. And then the indiscretions, affairs and BDSM stuff just kept piling up and that was a big reason why she filed for divorce last year. And since then, Armie just keeps going deeper into this. Like, escalating his behavior, perhaps abusing drugs as a way to self-medicate for deeper issues, and on and on. Yeeesh.

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  1. Ana Maria says:

    I think the narrative that friends and publicists will push is to blame everything on drugs

    • Ellie says:

      Right. Like, maybe they ARE concerned he has a drug problem, but crisis comms experts always go to this well when their celebrity clients have gotten caught doing something terrible. Lots of people are into BDSM and that’s totally cool if it’s consensual adults. Lots of people have drug problems. Neither of these these things explain abuse or cannibalism, which he should be getting help for regardless of whether it’s just a fantasy or something he’s actually acted upon.

      • Helen says:

        The fact that I’ve just read, “Neither of these these things explain abuse or cannibalism,” is mind-blowing.

        It’s true, they are trying to excuse cannibalism.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      Many have missed his statement (yesterday or two days ago) apologising for using the ‘Miss Cayman’ label in his video, only because the committee at the Caymans contest were offended to the hilt and basically went to the police with that.

      So he is quite aware of repercussions that some of the crap he spreads on social media can come to bite in the ass.
      Until those allegations are not substantiated, he’ll make it out of it with the ‘drugs -rehab’ excuse.
      His poor kids……

  2. Lily P says:

    Abusing drugs does not exempt someone from being accountable to the depraved violence they enact against women.

    Obviously the PR agenda will disagree with this but it doesn’t detract from the fact he is rotten from the inside out.

    • EarlGreyHot says:

      He’s rich and well-connected and they’ll use whatever excuses they can. Jeffrey Dahmer was an alcoholic, but no-one would blame his murders or cannibalism on booze. Then again, Dahmer was a poor gay man from a broken home.

  3. BB8 Squirrel says:

    I’m annoyed because I feel like they’re angling to do the “rehab” route and then everyone will welcome him with open arms in a year.

    The guy has been accused of rape and emotional and physical abuse.

    Ronan Farrow has begun to follow house of effie’s Instagram and I really hope he brings this to the forefront for others to see. This is not about the cannibalism headlines. He’s an abuser and a predator and a rapist.

    • Cava24 says:

      ITA- they are pushing the drugs and alcohol stories and the impact on his marriage so he can be redeemed at a later date. If the allegations of abuse women have been posting are true, he should be in jail. (I am only adding the “if they are true” caveat because some of the accounts the allegations have been posted under are anonymous).

    • AlpineWitch says:

      “He’s an abuser and a predator and a rapist.”

      This should be repeated ad nauseam. Mind you, he’ll get away with it all until he kills someone. Grace Millane case comes to mind.

      • BB8 Squirrel says:

        I’m worried he already has killed someone. I wonder if there were any sex workers that disappeared after he saw them? He needs to seriously be investigated.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        I don’t think he went with sex workers, he doesn’t need to. He always had plenty of young girls fawning over him and he manipulated them into shutting up.

        Furthermore, for something like that to be investigated a woman who escaped the killing should be found.
        At this point, that’s wishful thinking. I was reading about Phil Spector yesterday and how he abused his first wife and his kids, it took 2 trials for a murder to jail him at about 69 years of age. AH is 34………

      • whatWHAT? says:

        he doesn’t “need” to, if all he wants is to get laid…as you noted, he’s got women fawning all over him. (note, however, that LOTS of men who don’t “need” to still do frequent professional sex workers because it’s exciting for them.)


        if he wanted a more anonymous person, one who wouldn’t necessarily go to the cops if she were abused due to the nature of her work, he’d absolutely go to a sex worker. and if she’s a street-walker (not using that term in a derogatory way but in a literal way) and not part of a brothel, she’s even MORE anonymous and certainly would most likely NOT be missed, except by her fellow sex-workers. and who are they going to complain to? I would not at all be surprised if he started his sexual sadism and abuse with a sex-worker and (as I stated on another thread about him) went even further than that.

      • Lizzythe2 says:

        @What What – I’ve seen plenty of Criminal Minds to know that sex workers are often targets for these types of behaviors. Hopefully it has not come to this. But you are absolutely correct.

  4. Amy Too says:

    I would be way more concerned about him abusing women.

    • Jess says:

      Um yeah. My first thought was uhh what’s he gonna do with that smoker? 🧐 😳

    • Teresa says:

      Yea surprisingly I don’t have any concerns for him. I fully have concerns that is he abusing women and wants to kill women. That seems to be the only issue here.

  5. Darla says:

    Really, THAT’S what they’re concerned about?

    • Golly Gee says:

      Yeah! Not so much about wanting to carry a woman’s toe around or barbecue a woman’s rib and eat it.
      I’m guessing the source of the following quote got halfway through the sentence and wanted to unsay it.
      “He always appeared so totally normal, he loves grilling, I mean — he was so excited about buying a new smoker…”

  6. ffd says:

    it was a private IG account with 16 followers, one of his friends sold him out

  7. Megan2 says:

    “He seemed so normal, he loved grilling!”

    Apparently the bar for “normal” has been set at subterranean. Is this the new “he was quiet and kept to himself” when it’s discovered that someone you know is a predator?

  8. Audrey says:

    I had to chuckle at the comment that he loves to grill and just got a new smoker.

  9. jbyrdku says:

    I feel bad for the children.

    My guess is that he has deeper issues, and he’s reached a point in life where it can’t be hidden or ignored any longer. The drugs are probably, mostly, self medication that’s gotten out of control, because he needs real help and drugs, despite mellowing the pain, can’t actually solve those issues.

    Sidenote – When I reference “issues”, I’m keeping it vague but I’m not speaking of any consensual, BDSM activity. If that’s what you’re in to, and it’s between consenting adults, god speed. I mean deeper issues.

  10. lucy2 says:

    Sounds like everyone is looking for excuses for him. Oh, it’s drugs. Oh, it’s fame. Hey, the women chased him, what was he supposed to do?! Other than drinking on the job, he was a gentleman!
    Wonder if he’ll get multiple years of “second chances” like Shia. We’re going to see the rehab + redemption tour like we’ve seen for so many others, especially men. The women who struggle never seem to get as much sympathy.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      “Wonder if he’ll get multiple years of “second chances” like Shia. ”

      Likely even more….

    • emma33 says:

      Yes – the whole “the fame went to his head and he decided to become an abuser and a rapist” angle isn’t quite cutting it.

  11. Casper says:

    As a person who is waaay too invested in this story, my take on Elizabeth’s denials of knowing this side to her ex husband don’t ring true and could backfire on her. She’s obviously speaking directly to the Daily Mail – or is authorising a very close friend to do so and has been for a long time, about this and many other stories. And the DM shares stories with other outlets so she’s getting her narrative out there in a big way and the party line is that she’s totally blindsided. But here’s the thing. It took, like two minutes for the world to see that Armie was hiding this side to him in plain sight. His social media practically brags about it. There was even someone who matched up photos a couple of years ago where his DM’s were leaked to a girl he sent a photo to with a mannequin trussed up in shibori ropes.. the mannequin was in front of a pool and the reasons why it was proved that it did come from Armie was that Elizabeth had apparently posted a picture of her children dancing in front of the pool. So, he’s got a doll, AND ropes in the family household and she knew nothing about it? ‘Hey babe, whats with the ropes and the doll in the secret room that you always keep locked?’ ”Just good clean non BDSM fun, sweetheart!’
    I mean, I get that she doesn’t want the narrative to be ‘hey, I like BDSM too!’, or even to acknowledge that she had a *little* bit more awareness of what was going on, but taking the high road with these tabloids is always a risky strategy because they’ll turn on the source if the other side provide an even juicier take. I know, I had a journo friend who worked at the DM and it really is every bit as terrifying – and disloyal – as you could imagine.
    (Non of this detracts from the fact that Armie is awful fyi).

    • BB8 Squirrel says:

      I agree this will backfire on her as I’ve seen the photos from their home of the mannequins and all the bondage he was into. Elizabeth probably feels cornered and needs to tell her side of the story somehow without implicating herself that she was complicit with “certain kinks”. I sincerely hope that the headlines don’t turn on her and start focusing on her role in all this when we need to keep talking about Armie and how he needs to be in jail.

      My take on Elizabeth as someone who has followed her throughout the years: I think she’s a raging narcissist, very savvy, and a victim of Armie at the same time. There’s no doubt she was abused and gaslit by him ALL the time.

      • Golly Gee says:

        Her stance may have to do with the divorce and having leverage to gain custody of the children.

      • BB8 Squirrel says:

        @golly definitely. He’s going to lose custody for a long time after this. Didn’t Brad Pitt have a similar drug court order that he had to adhere to just like this?

    • tcbc says:

      You think it’s weird that people who live in a giant house with probably a large staff who do all the cleaning and upkeep are not aware of what’s in every single closet? I’m not. Wasn’t there a director a few years ago who discovered that someone had been living in his guest house, totally unbeknownst to him, for six months? And that guy didn’t have Hammer money.

      Anyway regular men keep evidence of their affairs and drug abuse secret from their regular wives in their regular-sized homes all the time.

      • clomo says:

        Ha, like that movie Parasite!

      • pnwonderland says:

        i think it’s weird that ppl who have been married for 10 years and presumably together for longer wouldn’t at least have *some* idea that one of them is into BDSM, even if not to the extent that has been subsequently revealed.

    • Plantbased says:

      He’s said in interviews from way back he “respected” his wife “too much” to do that stuff with her. So she probably didn’t know how bad (veering into rape and violence) it was, though likely she knew he was into bondage. Also she’s got to preemptively address this stuff before everyone assume anything. I know she’s supposed to be MAGA but she doesn’t deserve to be lumped with her ex’s bad, prob illegal, behaviour in all this.

    • Yawn says:

      As someone who used to follow AH on Instagram several years ago, I remember him posting videos of smoking and grilling meats ion his backyard like a normal dude. I remember them vividly because I had the same smoker at the time and would do the same ( no worries, not into BDSM or cannibalism, I swear). I also remember him saying his wife and kids would always be in Dallas, where they have some kind of bakery business, so it’s entirely possible that he would bust out the freaky when she was away on business with the kids and kept it away from her. As far as the rest of his behavior goes, I hope any other victims speak up and out this abuser more. He deserves every bit of the backlash he’s getting.

    • Linda says:

      I’m wondering if she was abused too, but in a different way. She could be in denial about what happened to her. God only knows what happened between them but I’m sure she’s got a lot to digest and work through. And there’s kids to think about too.

  12. February-Pisces says:

    Yep I’ve seen this spin before, blame it on “an addiction”. Obviously he only wants to eat woman because he’s a ‘drug addict’. Then he will “go to rehab” and be on the road to recovery. Geez sometimes I think I should be a celeb publicist, it seems like a piss easy job.

    Sad thing is I think his career will bounce back within a year. Didn’t Casey Affleck win an Oscar the same time he was accused of sexual assault? Gawd

    • AlpineWitch says:

      “Didn’t Casey Affleck win an Oscar the same time he was accused of sexual assault?”

      Actually he won it afterwards, which makes it even worse. Mel Gibson was also re-habilitated too.

    • Gigi says:

      Charlie Sheen still had a career for decades after he shot Kelly Preston. Robert Downey Jr. was given the red carpet multiple times after being coked out of his mind and tormenting Sarah Jessica Parker. Mike Tyson is a loveable caricature after beating Robin Givens during their marriage and raping a woman.

      Never underestimate the world’s quickness to rehab terrible men.

  13. stephanie says:

    I don’t think there’s any way to come back from a scandal like this…rape, cannibalism. I’m sure his people will blame it all on drugs but the fact is even before this whole mess he was pretty disliked by the general public. Didn’t have many fans either. At least people like Johnny Depp were talented and well liked before their scandals. He’s neither. If Depp can’t turn it around, you think this nobody will? Nah. He’s done and I can’t say I’m not glad. The way he was going, he wanted to get caught anyway.

    • molly says:

      He’s “6’5″, 220, and there [were] two of [him]” in one of the best movies of the decade. He’s also white, rich, and handsome. He’s nowhere NEAR done. American pop culture has forgiven uglier men for far worse. He’ll probably go to some 30 day “rehab”, show up at a few red carpets looking contrite and hot, and all will be forgiven.

      • Plantbased says:

        I can’t watch The Social Network. The girlfriend character who was of East Asian descent was your typical hypersexualised East Asian female who became obsessed or otherwise mentally and emotionally erratic in relation to her white man. Shame on you, Fincher!

  14. hara says:

    People can do what they like, BDSM is fine if both parties are consenting, but I think there needs to be a line drawn between BDSM and being a straight up sadist.

    BDSM – power play, etc for the pleasure of both parties.
    Sadist – in it for themselves

    I also, think liberalism and the idea of ‘kink shaming’ has gone too far when we can’t criticise the fact that someone fantasizes about extreme violence, cannibalism, breaking ribs and using blood as lubricant as unhealthy.

    • Nerdista says:

      Blaming liberalism is not what I expected to see here but okay.

      • hara says:

        Perhaps liberalism is the wrong word but there are basically people online who are the opposite of pearl clutchers, criticising the fact that he is being kink shamed and that what he’s into isn’t an issue. Now, while I agree the main issue here is by far consent, but I also believe some kinks should be ‘shamed’ if they involve extreme violence and the desire to kill and seriously injure.

      • Ann says:

        I think she means more Libertinism? The idea that anything goes with regard to sex, drugs, imbibing, etc.

  15. Susan says:

    When are we going to stop making excuses for mediocre white men?

  16. grabbyhands says:

    Here we go – someone’s publicist figured out the spin since the story was getting more traction than expected and now we get to see the classic “it’s a cry for help” plot trotted out so no one focuses on how much of a controlling, abusive psycho he is.

    Classic white man falling up.

    It’s an insult to the women he hurt and it’s an insult to people really struggling with drug addiction. I’ve no doubt he has a drug issue, but it’s not the reason he is the way he is.

  17. Marigold says:

    I think his career as a leading man is over. I can’t even look at a photo of him without feeling queasy. He could play a psycho maybe.

  18. Tim Whatley says:

    Drugs seldom make you do something that isn’t in your nature already. Like I’m not going to stab someone because I’m hammered. My ex blamed (flagrant, repeated) cheating in alcohol. Bitch, please. If it’s not “in you” already, drugs or drink isn’t going to make you a Jeckle/Hyde cannibal/sadist.

  19. Lila says:

    Creepy. I keep picturing the guy on bath salts who tried to eat another guys face.

  20. Sam the Pink says:

    “He loves grilling.” I BET HE DOES!

  21. Coco says:

    There will always be people more upset that he abuses drugs than that he allegedly abuses women.
    This situation made me think of Chris Watts: not rich, not amazing looking, only famous for murdering his entire family. Yet he still receives tons of love letters while he spends the rest of his in prison.

  22. Arpeggi says:

    Ok so my issue with the “private IG account” is that the court order drug test seems super fake. I don’t think any legal document would call either party by their first name, that’s not a thing.

    It’s ok for friends and family to be concerned about drug use though, we should be too: you can’t prosecute a person that died of an overdose after all.

  23. Linda says:

    He has friends? What’s wrong with them?

  24. Liz version 700 says:

    This guy is a predator. Maybe he is a predator who uses drugs or maybe not… but he is independently evil

  25. EarlGreyHot says:

    “He loves grilling”. Sure he does.
    “Armie Hammer’s friends & family are concerned that he’s abusing drugs”. I wish they were concerned that he’s abusing women.

  26. SpilldatT says:

    Drugs and alcohol is a horrible combination to add to his shady behavior.
    Yes, they can mess with your mind, but people with horrible charas like Armie shouldn’t be excused because of it.
    Because his behavior is abusive, regardless of substance abuse.
    BDSM is perfectly fine, but he wasn’t practicing any established BDSM rules by ignoring safe words. That kind of bleep doesn’t fly in anyone who truly practices BDSM.
    He is just an abusive psychopath who clearly has extremely horrible levels of obsession with cannibalism.
    Just gross.
    I hope that the kids will get some therapy when they are old enough and find out what kind of a vile monster their father is. Poor kids…
    And I hope his victims get some justice, but I highly doubt it as rich white men get away with everything.

  27. Plantbased says:

    Apparently he has like only 14 close “friends” on his FINSTA (fake insta) and it’s locked down so I’m guessing one of these “friends” must have sold the video and pics to the DM. He’s mega douche-y in addition to the serial killer potential. Gross, gross, gross.

  28. JanEJ says:

    That bbq grill was a red line he did say he wanted to BBQ his ex girlfriends rib and keep a girls toe in his pocket. Why do people always blame alcohol or drugs for their misdeeds whether it’s his BDSM side which he didn’t even honor the safe word and sure does not know the DOM role just abuses his fame and name to pull over on girls who also seem naive about that lifestyle the cannibalism is not even in the norm of that category to others in that lifestyle. I wouldn’t feel safe from him nor would I want him on set after all of that because it’s condoning what he’s done to women.

  29. Annetommy says:

    It’s expected that women who accuse someone of sexual assault will be believed: but women who say they didn’t know their husband was doing stuff are often dragged on the grounds that of course they must have known. The vitriol towards Harvey Weinstein’s wife is a prime example. I am no fan of Elizabeth Chambers, who seemed thirsty for fame and without any particular talent apart from being Mrs Hammer. But many men who don’t have the money and freedom that Armie does are able to pull the wool over their wife’s eyes for years. Occasionally to the extent of being bigamists with separate families unaware of each other’s existence. At the moment I see no reason to disbelieve her.

    • Jenn says:

      Mhm, I take her at her word that a lot of this is news to her. It’s amazing what people are capable of overlooking when they love someone. Denial is incredibly powerful; it’s like the brain blocks out the entire pattern of evidence because it can’t process reality.

  30. Le4Frimaire says:

    This is such a weird story. A lot of people, even nice people, do drugs. Not sure he is nice but it is what it is. If he’s driving under the influence, that should be dealt with legally. A lot of people are into kink and bondage, and as pointed out, it’s a little out there but not illegal. It seems there are several issues at once. He’s a cheating husband who may have substance abuse issues. He needs to get the drugs and drinking under control. He’s messy and indiscreet with his private life and putting his private business all out there for everyone to gawk at, which could affect his custody of his children and his career. Maybe he’s an attention whore but this is not good if it means dropping out of movies because of this attention. He seems to have issues with consent and parameters with some of his extramarital partners, and seems abusive and exploitative, which is really problematic and crosses a lot of lines. He needs serious therapy and to pull himself together. He’s from a very wealthy, prominent family so maybe never has to face repercussion or accountability before. Who knows? Seems like a lot of peoples messes are being revealed the further into this pandemic and lockdown we get.

  31. BountyHunter says:

    F*ck this guy.