Armie Hammer accused of violently raping a woman – ‘Effie’ – in 2017

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Vanity Fair recently did a long-read story about Armie Hammer and his family history. There are so many dysfunctional seeds in Armie’s family history, and I was left with the impression that the Hammer men just treat women like garbage, forever, across generations. The VF story included sources who took pains to say that Armie had not been changed with any crime, but it felt like that was only a matter of time. As more of his exes and victims became aware of each other and began publicizing his patterns of emotional, financial and physical abuse, it seemed inevitable that someone would file a police report. It’s happened: the woman who is likely behind the “House of Effie” Instagram (which did so much to expose Hammer) has now filed a police report, accusing Hammer of rape.

The anonymous woman who first made allegations about Armie Hammer on social media has come forward publicly.

“I thought that he was going to kill me,” the woman, named Effie, said through tears on Thursday during a press conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred. Effie is accusing Hammer of violent rape and physical abuse, during their on-and-off four-year relationship from 2016 to 2020. “On April 24, 2017, Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles, during which he repeatedly slapped my head against a wall, bruising my face,” Effie said. “He also committed other acts of violence against me to which I did not consent.”

Crying uncontrollably at the virtual press conference, Effie says during the alleged rape, Hammer beat her feet “so they would hurt” with every step she took. She says she tried to get away, “but he wouldn’t let me. He then left with no concern for my well being. I was completely in shock,” Effie said.

Along with a statement strongly denying the rape allegation, Hammer’s attorney, Andrew Brettler of Lavely & Singer, sent a screenshot of text message correspondence they say is between Hammer and Effie, in which Hammer texts, “I am not going to be able to engage in you in that specific way right now. It never ends well. We can talk and be friends, but I can’t do that.”

Hammer’s attorney says the screenshot is “just one of hundreds” Effie sent to Hammer. “Effie’s own correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations. As recently as July 18, 2020, [she] sent graphic texts to Mr. Hammer telling him what she wanted him to do to her. Mr. Hammer responded making it clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her,” Brettler said in a statement.

Shortly after the press conference, Variety confirmed that Hammer is being investigated by the LAPD. “We can confirm that Armie Hammer is the main suspect in an alleged sexual assault investigation that was initiated Feb. 3 of this year,” an LAPD spokesperson said.

Effie, who is 24 and lives in Europe, did not disclose her full legal name during the press conference. Up until now, it is believed she has been the woman behind the Instagram account “House of Effie,” which first surfaced claims against Hammer. (During the press conference, Allred would not comment on whether her client was behind the social media account.)

[From Variety]

Gloria Allred spoke at length during the press conference about consent and consent within an ongoing sexual relationship, meaning just because you consent to one thing one time, doesn’t mean you consent to it all the time. The point is that Effie admits to having a consensual affair with Hammer for some of the time, but that the relationship became profoundly abusive physically and emotionally and she didn’t consent to that. I think… there will be others. Other victims will be coming forward shortly. He’s disgusting. He’s a predator.

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  1. milliemollie says:

    He needs to be locked away for a very long time.

  2. anna says:

    At this point I just want his repulsive ass to be thrown in jail so I don’t have to read about him or see his creep face ever again. Ughhhh!

  3. smcollins says:

    I was reading about this last night. Nail, meet coffin. If her allegations are able to be proven true I hope he gets locked up for a very long time. Someone made a comment yesterday on the AJ/BP post about certain actors giving off creep vibes, AH was always that guy for me.

    • Lena says:

      “If her allegations are able to be proven true I hope he gets locked up for a very long time.”

      From the way she worded her statement, it seems like she kind of knows the limits legally speaking but wants a big media impact to effect a cultural change. Been following her IG for weeks and it’s clear she is not okay and is still kind of in love with him sometimes but that just makes her angrier about the rape. Good luck to her healing. House of Regret is another one.

      • Lurker says:

        Yeah, I had to unfollow her, in my opinion she was spiraling and posted a lot of contradictory things. I 100% believe she is still in love with him and that if she could, she would still be with him. I think it’s complicated, the more I went down the rabbit hole of Effie it just got more and More sketchy. There is another ig account (that I also had to unfollow) nottodayeffie which i believe has a obsession with discrediting Effie, but some of their points check out. I don’t know where I’m going with this…lol. But i seriously hope Effie gets help.

      • Jess says:

        Ugh, I’m sure his lawyers will play on that to try and prove his innocence. A lot of people don’t understand how you can be raped/abused and still be in love with or want to be with your abuser, but it happens all the time.

      • detritus says:

        I follow her and it was an almost visceral recognition of sisterhood.

        I dated the man that raped me for a few weeks before he left me. It was easier to think he truly cared and it was a misunderstanding rather than me, a strong woman, being raped. Her story reminds me of the tumult of feelings during and after.

  4. Lily P says:

    He is not safe to women, I hope they follow through with legal action and get him convicted.

  5. runaway says:

    Here we go again. Another cishet Hollywood actor… it’s so shameful that they believed that they were untouchable and could get away with anything for so long. I’m glad his day of reckoning is upon us, and I’ll be happy to see him disappear just like Kevin Spacey.
    The shame of it all for me is, is that he is one half of my most favourite movie of the last decade Call me by your name, and I’ll never be able watch it again, as seeing his face sickens me.

  6. Lena says:

    I’m worried about Archie the dog and the kids. Paige Lorenze, one of his exes, said she was concerned for his kids’ safety around him. Think it was in her Dr Oz interview. Effie was barely out of her teens when he DM’d her.

    • Lurker says:

      According to Effi, she reached out to him first for some fundraising stuff and overall fangirling.

      • MM2 says:

        And he Dm’d her, started a relationship & then violently raped her, when she was barely out of her teens. Why point out that she started the correspondence & was a fangirl? Oh wait, I know.

      • Lena says:

        MM2, you’re 100% on point. I think she added him on Facebook and then he accepted and then she messaged him. And…? This means she asked for the rape, right?

  7. D says:

    I found it interesting that the Vanity Fair article didn’t really give new information if you did any digging on your own in the past. Much of the stuff about the family is in a lengthy Washington Post piece from a long time ago. They didn’t actually talk about Armie’s aunt saying that Armie’s dad abused her, they only said HER father abused her. In her book and in other places she has said that Armie’s dad abused her in the same way. That man has mega lawyers so I assume that is why they left it out.

    • Lena says:

      “That man has mega lawyers so I assume that is why they left it out.”

      That was my assumption too. Effie is from a wealthy family (can afford high profile gun like Allred) and has her family’s support and that’s how all this has come out – how she dared to put all those screenshots out there, which is what sparked it off initially. Then exes like Courtney and Paige came forward.

  8. Liz version 700 says:

    The stuff coming out about this guy is so so bad. But sadly I think worse is coming

  9. Snap Happy says:

    His reps dropped him two days after she filed the police report. Everyone knew something bad was coming. I’m curious how hammer got that Vanity Fair article written with no reps. That article was definitely pro-hammer in a weird way.

  10. Onerous says:

    There are MANY others and their stories are heartbreaking. He’s a monster.

    Go check out the reddit thread armiehammerreceipts – huge trigger warnings, obviously!

  11. Miss Margo says:

    I don’t have much faith in the legal system unfortunately. It’s still rampant with misogyny due to the patriarchy we all live in. Just listen to armies lawyer, with the text message. It’s equivalent to “see, she was totally asking for it!” What men don’t get is we can change our minds! We could be nude, and change our minds. We could be mid way through sex, and change our minds. All the cues are there, men just ignore them because they are used to things going their way.

  12. Mia4s says:

    “ I think… there will be others”

    Oh I have no doubt. All just horrifying. I hope his victims see justice and healing.

    To try to take it in a lighter/gossiper direction; he has two movies still to be released. One the Taika Waititi movie (supposedly a small role, but a tricky cost to reshoot for a low budget film.) The other is the Death on the Nile adaptation. The studio for both films?

    Disney.

    Yes this gross idiot abuser is about to cost Disney embarrassment and money. He could not be more over in Hollywood.

  13. Darla says:

    The details about the feet are so horrifying, and I can just see this psycho planning that out. I believe that’s a method older civilizations used to torture prisoners and that there was even a special weapon for it. This f’er has done A LOT of reading about sadism. Jesus.

  14. Susan says:

    …All while starring in Hollywood movies, acting as the loving husband and father of small children. Ooof.

  15. Ariel says:

    As someone who has spent time within BDSM relationships- they are so consensual. This makes me so angry that he is using this as cover.
    There is a vast difference between consensual …okay, violent acts, and abuse.
    They are not often confused. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t understand boundaries.
    Also, LOTS of people talk and fantasize about things they don’t actually want to do- it can be part of play and flirtation, but everything actually done is agreed to beforehand.
    This makes me angry obviously for his abuse victims, but also for people who enjoy BDSM as this casts an ugly shadow on a sector of healthy sexual relationships.

    But the age difference, the manipulations…. the one thing i am grateful for in this craptastic time we are living in- most of us now have the language and can articulate what is happening to us, we can point out and understand gaslighting. We don’t feel crazy and alone anymore. We hear other people describing it, we hear the fundamentals of the psychological manipulation and suddenly a victim who felt crazy, understands and is empowered to say- this was WRONG, and i’m not staying quiet about it.

  16. Nina Simone says:

    “On and off relationship between 2016-2020.” Wait what? Wasn’t he married to Elizabeth then? We heard he was cheating but this is confirmation I guess. This is crazy.

  17. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    He and Manson can share a cell.

  18. MF1 says:

    I honestly believe this guy is a sociopath, or at least has some kind of personality disorder. He will continue to hurt people until he’s put in jail, women, children, animals included.

  19. Katie says:

    Jesus Christ.

  20. lucy2 says:

    If there are other victims (and unfortunately they usually are) I hope they are able to come forward as well, if it is safe for them to do so, because rarely is 1 woman alone enough to be believed in this f’ed up world.

    There was a lot of talk about some big LA Times piece, do you think it was held because of these charges?

  21. Stacy Dresden says:

    He is clearly a danger to society and should be treated as such.

  22. Andrea says:

    Did anyone read the Vanity Fair article? They are basically breeding sociopaths for generations!!!

  23. Jennifer says:

    How long until we hear that he’s been shuttled off to a country that won’t extradite to the US? He/his family has money so I wouldn’t put it past them.