Armie Hammer checked into a rehab facility for drugs, alcohol & other issues

Armie Hammer is Main Suspect in an Alleged Sexual Assault **FILE PHOTOS**

The stories about Armie Hammer got worse and worse this year. It went from “he’s probably abusing drugs and alcohol” to “he’s definitely abusing women” to “wow, is he a serial killer?” We still don’t know about the serial killer stuff, but we do know that his exes have come out in a steady stream to talk about how disgusting and abusive he is. One woman, Effie, hired Gloria Allred and Effie has accused Hammer of violence and rape. Throughout the year, Armie has been getting dropped from all of his acting jobs, dropped from his management and dropped from agents and publicists. Is this his rock bottom? It appears so – he’s apparently checked into rehab:

Early on the morning of Saturday, May 29, Armie Hammer arrived at the Grand Cayman airport to leave the island for the first time since the March 18 press conference in which a woman named Effie accused the actor of rape. The actor, who has denied any wrongdoing through his lawyer, was departing the Caymans to check into an in-patient facility for drug, alcohol, and sex issues, according to three sources.

Hammer’s arrival at the airport was first reported on social media by a witness, who said that the actor walked in with his estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, and their two young children. “Elizabeth and kids dropp[ed] him off and walk[ed] in as far as allowed,” wrote the person. “A lot of hugs and seemed emotional.”

A source close to Hammer confirmed that the actor reached out to Chambers in late May, asking for help and telling her that he was ready to seek treatment—and pledging to stay at the Florida facility, outside of Orlando, as long as it takes to get healthy. Hammer checked into the facility on Monday, May 31, with the support of Chambers and his family, and has been in treatment for over a week, according to two sources.

“Everyone looks at Armie thinking that he’s had some sort of privileged life—and that must mean there were no problems in his youth and everything was peachy keen,” said a close friend of the actor. “But that’s not necessarily the way things go. Just because you come from an upbringing where financial resources are plentiful doesn’t mean life isn’t without problems.”

Neither Hammer’s lawyer nor Chambers responded to Vanity Fair’s requests for comment on this story. The close friend of Hammer’s added, “This is a clear sign that he is taking back control [of] his life and knows that this [is] a step towards his overall well being.”

[From Vanity Fair]

Don’t make this a g–damn redemption story, please. Don’t brand this as the Poor Little Rich Boy Had A Tough Life, But He Will Overcome! That negates and ignores the very real damage he did to many women in recent years. While I’m glad that Armie is seeking treatment and I do think he was spiraling down to his rock bottom, there’s still going to be a lot of sh-t he has to deal with when he gets out of the treatment facility, including an actual criminal investigation in California. The only nice thing I’ll say is that Armie seemed to burn so many bridges on his way down, it’s pretty unlikely that he gets the “handsome white man learned from his mistakes, all is forgiven” treatment in three months.

Armie Hammer is Main Suspect in an Alleged Sexual Assault **FILE PHOTOS**

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  1. Golly Gee says:

    “and other issues…”

    • Darla says:

      LOL

    • Esmom says:

      Yes, those words are doing quite a bit of heavy lifting, aren’t they?

    • Liz version 700 says:

      You typed the words right out of my mouth…..sociopathy maybe.. how does one rehab that

      • Embee says:

        I bet his treatment facility is for dual diagnosis. In fact, I believe I know which one it is because I attempted to get my exhuband to go for his drug/alcohol/mental health issues. They are an excellent facility if it’s the one I think. Unfortunately you are correct about rehabbing sociopathy!

    • clomo says:

      It’s like when he finally started to get some good press from CMBYN he had to destroy it. I wonder how far back these abuse issues go because his wife says he wasn’t like that with her and they were together for so long. Still waters run deep until they aren’t so still, man did they bubble to the surface. Weird guy. Scary guy, hope he gets some help.

      • sunhitsthesky says:

        He wasn’t like that with her because she was his “Madonna”. Those other women were his whores. He basically said as much in an interview.

      • Mariposa says:

        I think sociopaths can lead dual lives, with the ‘family man’ life serving as cover for the underground life (for example, the BTK killer in Kansas). Although, I’m sure if Armie’s wife looks back, there were probably red flags, but he may not have been openly abusive to her.

        Also, when sociopaths get into therapy it often just gives them more tools to be able to manipulate people! (One of the Columbine killers was like this, he used therapy to learn how to be a better sociopath).

  2. Darla says:

    Yes, I thought the same when I saw this late yesterday. Give me a break, and what about his victims?

  3. EnormousCoat says:

    This reminds me of when Jesse James went to rehab for 5 minutes for sex addiction but the actual problem was that he is a neo-nazi.

    • tealily says:

      Lol!

    • Was that The Golden Age of Gossip? It must have been for me! Jesse James, Sandra Bullock, and dirty sanchez’s and bombshell Mckee, tattoos and motorcycles and Leanne Rimes going off the deep end copying Brandi. That’s all the stuff that brought me to celebitchy in the first place, lol.

  4. Justjj says:

    Ah yes, the Lake Tahoe Cannibalism Rehab Center

    • Esmom says:

      LMAO. Sponsored by the Donner Party.

      This reminds me of a trip I took to Tahoe a few years ago. I was staying in this cabin with a couple friends. They had a guest book that began with the usual “we loved this place so much” that gradually morphed into Donner Party/cannibalism entries that were so hilariously written I woke my roommates up with my laughter after waking up early one morning and reading it over coffee. Not sure why the cannibal humor hits so hard.

    • Darla says:

      I’m dying. This should be comment of the week!

    • Jules says:

      lol, sounds a bit more detailed than the polite “other issues”

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Operated and run by Thenn Wildling.

    • We’re the Lake Tahoe Cannibalism Rehab Center! A fully vegetarian supportive place for recovering cannibals and their loved ones. Our premises offer lush amenities like sea water pools (NO GRILLS) outside massage tables, ( Old male masseuses only) and vast hikes and scenic views. (Fenced and locked like a freaking Scientology compound, don’t worry Katie Homes couldn’t get out of here) Meditation, mindfulness, and blood aversion classes offered, along with water aerobics (NO WEIGHTS) and gardening (NO TOOLS WEEDING ONLY) ! Space is always available as the clients keep eating each other! Bitcoin accepted.

  5. Miss Margo says:

    He won’t be able to come back. He won’t make the executives money. You can’t come back from a rape allegation. The public can’t unsee it.

    • Mia4s says:

      Yeah the lack of financial success is about the only thing that gives me hope he won’t be back. That, and the fact that I cannot imagine any actress or actor of even minor clout wanting to co-star and deal with this. But if he had a big franchise or a bunch of awards nominations? Please. Hollywood would be all over the “redemption”. See also: LaBeouf, Shia. Ugh.

    • Jo73c says:

      Please. I refer you to Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Mike Tyson, et al.
      If he fails to make a comeback it’s because he’s an averagely talented actor and 100% replaceable without the hassle to film execs, who could probably throw a rock and hit a dozen averagely talented, blandly handsome white guys without leaving their desks.
      If he had anything special about him, or was tied into a big franchise, Hollywood could find a way to bring him back.

      • sunny says:

        Absolutely to this. If he was making them money or spectacularly talented he would be back.

        Glad he is getting help for himself but mostly glad for his children and ex-wife. Hopefully he can change his toxic behaviour and be a solid presence in their lives. Most of all I hope he makes amends to his victims.

        And I absolutely think his awful family history(see that Vanity Fair piece) played a role in how messed up he is but that doesn’t mean the onus isn’t on him to get treatment and stop the cycle of violence and exploitation.

    • Elizabeth says:

      A man like him could easily come back from a rape allegation. Happens all the time.

      • Darla says:

        Agreed. I believe it’s the cannibalism that done him in.

      • Meghan says:

        @Elizabeth- while I agree that yes he could come back after this, I feel like he isn’t going to be getting the parts he thinks he *deserves.* Of course then we will have to listen to him whine about that…..

    • cassandra says:

      I’m guessing his inability to make money is why he finally decided to go to rehab

    • Juju says:

      I mean….Roman Polanski has won awards since his raping and drugging of a child. Lots of rock stars who had sexual relationships with literal children are still worshipped. I hope you’re right that right now no one can come back from rape, but there are tons of rapists who continued to work and be lauded for their work long after being known rapists.

  6. Steph says:

    This seems to be the redemption arc for abusive men in Hollywood. Abuse the shit out of women then go to rehab and all is forgiven. Look at Brad and Shia. It’s gross. To me, it really demeans addiction. It paints all addicts as horrible people when the majority aren’t actually physically abusing someone.

  7. MM2 says:

    Glad to know he’ll be locked up & won’t be able to hurt any other women…..for a minute.

  8. TQ says:

    Yeah, this is totally a PR strategy to change the narrative away from his actual victims and reframing him (they won’t say a victim outright), as someone who suffered as a child because he was subjected to ‘such a difficult upbringing’.

    His behavior change won’t happen in 30-60 days of treatment because that stuff is engrained. If he really wanted to change, it’d be years in prison, therapy etc.

    While I’d love to believe @Kaiser’s idea that it won’t be “handsome white man learned from his mistakes, all is forgiven” treatment in three months’, Hollywood loves to redeem them (see e.g. I saw Kevin Spacey is making a comeback). So maybe not months but a year. It’s horrible. SMDH.

    • dj says:

      Years. That’s if HE agrees that he did anything wrong! Total PR move and a way to get show judges/lawyers…’see I’m getting better’. Ugh!

    • observer says:

      agree with everything you said in essence but let’s not pretend the US prison system usually leads to any kind of character reformation

  9. lucy2 says:

    I’m shocked it took this long, that his team didn’t immediately put him in rehab when all the bad press started. Instead they all just fired him as a client, which is pretty telling.
    I hope he faces repercussions beyond being dropped from films.

  10. ThatgirlThere says:

    He’ll probably be fine because he’s a white guy. But will not get one red cent of my money. Trash.

  11. Devs says:

    oh i didn’t know there was rehab for being a misogynist and manipulator!

    all he’s going to end up doing is learning how to better manipulate future victims and hide his ~alleged~ crimes.

    this pos needs to be put UNDER the jail and i really hope his estranged wife hasn’t let herself believe this is all just about addiction. he shouldn’t have access to kids either, he’s a danger and i believe his victims.

  12. lunchcoma says:

    I wonder if this might be related to his divorce proceedings rather than something his people made him do. He doesn’t have any people anymore, does he?

    I hope he won’t be able to make a comeback and am slightly optimistic that he won’t – not because Hollywood has actually changed, but because Hammer hasn’t made them all that much money and is fairly easily replaceable.

    • Robyn says:

      This rings true to me. It’s custody related, not career or money. His career may not recover (did it ever happen?) and he has LOTS of money.

      • milliemollie says:

        One of his victims said that she had to pay for everything because he hadn’t have any money.

    • lucy2 says:

      Good point – his soon to be ex wife probably insisted as part of whatever custody arrangement is worked out.

  13. wow says:

    you need to check the whole article just for the DERANGED mail from his mother

    • lunchcoma says:

      Yeah, his mom is a real piece of work.

    • Justjj says:

      Wow, money fuqs people UP.

    • Mia4s says:

      I just read it now. Whoa…and also, WHOA!

      The “allegedly false accusations” line gave me an unintended laugh though. “Allegedly false” huh? Grammar is a dangerous thing my dear!

    • Lola says:

      Seems like we can’t quote her crazy email verbatim, so I’m just going to summarize it for those who don’t feel like going looking for it.

      Summary:

      She “forgives” the journalist for attacking and destroying her family tho she doesn’t understand why journalists love to destroy families.

      She knows that destroying families is a journalists’s job, but she’s upset there’s another article and she know’s it’s not for “vindicating” them because “former alleged mistresses” and ex spouses are being talked to.

      This is all because the journalist doesn’t care to know about God. Their family is wonderful bla blah. Oh and her husband isn’t a ne’er do well, he went to “Columbia.”

      Allegations against her son are false!

      She’ll have you know the Jewish men in their family have come to know Jesus and that was her purpose for becoming part of that family.

      The journalist should be like Jesus and give her “mercy” by not writing these articles.

      Stay blessed.

  14. Lola says:

    Just like Shia LaBeouf.

    And just like Shia LaBeouf, drug and alcohol rehab is going to do absolutely zero to cure his actual problem of being a sociopathic sexual sadist and abuser.

  15. Aleja says:

    I keep reading all the Shia comparisons but has he really been forgiven? I mean, he’s found some acting work in indies but nothing big has come his way in a lot of time. Also, women are still dating him. Working Actresses with their whole career ahead are still falling for the guy.

    My guess is Armie will come back in some way, maybe a cable / streaming tv show, small parts, guest starring here and there or maybe even direct to video on demand, perhaps even European art house. He will still be aroun but never as what he used to be.

    • SarahCS says:

      Well Kevin Spacey is about to start making a film so he’ll probably still be out there somewhere.

  16. SarahCS says:

    Image rehab. I doubt it’s anything more. What support are his victims getting?

  17. Deering24 says:

    “He’s six feet five so he can literally drink a bottle of vodka and not feel it. His tolerance is crazy high for everything—I mean, he can eat five Big Macs and not feel sick.” Him..and Trump. 🤮🤮

  18. detritus says:

    Being victimized yourself is not an excuse to hurt others.

    Pretty sure most recovery programs require you to take responsibility for the hurts you caused others. Not blame them on drugs and a bad childhood.

  19. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    He needs to be locked up and the key needs to be thrown away.