Armie Hammer is 'BROKE': Disgraced actor working as SALESMAN in Cayman Islands to support family
Armie Hammer made headlines back in early 2021 after his direct messages with cannibalistic sexual fantasies to a couple of women were leaked. The father of two was accused of several rapes and sexual misconduct allegations and was tagged to a bizarre obsession with cannibalism. The actor started losing work as quickly as one would lose sand in their hand. He stepped away from two projects - 'Shotgun Wedding' and 'The Offer'. He was also replaced by actor Noah Reid in Broadway's 'The Minutes. Now, there are some heavy rumors circulating that the 'former' actor is working as a timeshare salesman for a hotel resort in the Cayman Islands.
Variety reports that the 'Death on the Nile' actor is broke and working as a salesman. The publication reports that "He is working at the resort and selling timeshares. He is working at a cubicle. The reality is he’s totally broke, and is trying to fill the days and earn money to support his family.” The anonymous source also said that the 35-year-old actor was previously managing an apartment complex in the Cayman Islands and was living there to be close to his children and ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers. Previously, sources close to Hammer claimed that the actor was in a very dark place and had to check into a rehab which is an in-patient treatment center, located outside of Orlando, Florida, that offers treatment for those dealing with drugs, alcohol, and sex addiction issues.
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Regarding the reports, EW reached out to Hammer's attorney, Andrew Brettler, n Wednesday, July 13, but he failed to provide the publication with some clarity. Brettler said in an e-mail, "I can't confirm or deny it because Armie hasn't addressed it. I just think it's s---y that, if he is selling timeshares, the media is shaming him for having a 'normal job.' What's the story here?" Armie Hammer is the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer, so technically, he shouldn't be having any money problems right? Well, let's take a look into his great-grandfather's history.
Who was Armand Harmer?
An American business manager and owner, Arman Hammer, was called 'Lenin's chosen capitalist' by the press. He was most famously known for his company Occidental Petroleum, a company that he started in 1957 and ran until his death in 1990. The business tycoon was a passionate art collector and even owned 'Hammer Galleries' in New York City with his brother Victor. He was always rooting for a Nobel Prize but never got one despite being nominated repeatedly. Back in 1986, 4 years before his death, Forbes Magazine estimated his net worth at $200 million. Fun Fact: Armand was close to Prince Charles who wanted to make him the godfather of Prince William but Princess Diana disliked the idea.
Why is Armie Hammer working as a salesman?
After the sexual, rape, and cannibalism allegations spiraled out of control, Hammer started losing control over Hollywood and getting out of projects left and right. Apart from the ones mentioned above, he lost projects such as 'Billion Dollar Spy' and was even dropped by his agency WME. The source close to Variety also revealed that Hammer is not on the family payroll and hence is not able to reap the benefits of his strong family lineage. It's said that he is forced to live a normal life, do a respectable job, and feed his family as he does not seem to be getting any work in Hollywood anymore.
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Apart from Armie Hammer, everybody else seems to be benefitting from Armand's Occidental Petroleum, for example, his parents. His father, Michael, is known for his ties to the petroleum company and is a businessman himself. He looks over the Hammer International Foundation, the Armand Hammer Foundation, and several businesses such as Hammer Galleries, and Hammer Productions, a television and film production company located in Los Angeles, California. On the other hand, his mother is said to be a former bank loan officer. It's unclear whether the actor will come back to Hollywood or will his name will ever be clear of the accusations. He has no upcoming projects as of now.