Courtney Vucekovich says she has 'dozens of photos' of Armie Hammer's abuse after doubts emerge about bite-mark pic
The photo was 'sent by Armie within our archived text thread and over a year later, I believed it to have been a photo of me' she clarified
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Courtney Vucekovich has spoken out about the new Armie Hammer docuseries and a photograph featured in it that viewers found really originated on Pinterest.
In discovery+’s 'House of Hammer' that debuted Friday, Vucekovich recounts her previous experiences with Hammer, 35, saying she “misplaced [her] whole sense of self” throughout her months-long relationship with him in 2020. The doc contains text messages and voice notes allegedly dispatched by Hammer himself about their relationship and his fantasies.
According to People, “When you are love-bombed, you receive multiple images in rapid succession. During my time with Armie, I received numerous messages including countless images and videos,” Courtney said. “The bite mark shown was a photo sent by Armie within our archived text thread and over a year later, I believed it to have been a photo of me given that I have dozens of photos depicting his abuse on my body.”
“I have chosen to tell my story to shed light on what I experienced within my relationship in hopes others are not put in the same situation,” she added. Some viewers pointed out that a photo shown while Vucekovich describes her injuries in the documentary is a snapshot of a bite-mark tattoo found online. In the episode, she says, “I think Armie took that picture. He bites really hard. And he tells you to wear them like a badge of honor, almost like he convinced me I’m lucky to have it.”
A spokesperson for the production company said, “We take seriously the responsibility of representing victims’ stories. When new information came forward about this series we immediately began investigating it and will make any appropriate changes as quickly as possible. We are proud of those who came forward to share their truth to the public — including Courtney Vucekovich and Casey Hammer and stand firmly behind the important message in this document."
'House of Hammer' has caused a stir in Hollywood as it explores the allegations made against Armie Hammer by multiple women who accused him of sexual assault and a history of drug abuse. The documentary starts with a warning that it contains graphic descriptions of “violence, sexual abuse and coercive control”.
In early 2021, the 'Lone Ranger' star was accused of sending inappropriate messages to women after an anonymous ex posted graphic messages that mentioned violent fantasies including cannibalism. The controversy then snowballed and sent Hammer’s career into a free fall. The 'Social Network' actor denied all allegations, according to Variety, and had said that every interaction with his sexual partners was consensual.