Has Armie Hammer quit acting? Disgraced actor seen 'working' as hotel CONCIERGE in Caymans
A controversy spurred around 'Call Me By Your Name' actor Armie Hammer when a flyer quickly circulated on social media on Tuesday, July, 5 depicting Hammer as a concierge employed at Morritt’s Resort in Grand Cayman. The flyer, which was shared on Wednesday by Muna Mire's verified Twitter account, a producer on Showtime's 'Desus & Mero', included a photo of the actor, who fell from grace last year after being accused of sexual abuse.
Since then, the 35-year-old actor has maintained a very low profile. An investigation was also launched against him by the Los Angeles Police Department in March 2021. However, Hammer denied all the allegations. A lawyer for Hammer, Andrew Brettler, confirmed to Variety that the flyer is a hoax, and a hotel employee who spoke with Variety on the phone on Wednesday, July 6 afternoon said it was all a prank. Hammer has lived there for more than a year after sexual allegations were made against him in 2021.
The tweets were deleted after the denial. “My friend’s parents went on vacation in the Cayman Islands and Armie Hammer was their janitor", the deleted tweet read. The pamphlet contained coupons and advertised that Hammer would take guests to “swim with wild turtles” and point them to the “best snorkeling and diving spots.”
However, Morritt’s sales director, Christopher Butcher, further clarified the situation and told the Daily Beast that Hammer doesn’t work at the resort. “[Hammer] lives in Grand Cayman. One of my staff plays golf with him, and he had come in just to spend a day with one of my staff members to see what we do.” That staff member decided to use Hammer’s famous mug on his own hand-out to surprise and intrigue vacationers, Butcher said.
“It never crossed my mind that we would get this much publicity just from someone hanging around the office,” Butcher said, adding that he was “perplexed” by the attention generated by Hammer’s rumored appearance at Morritt’s, whose past famous guests have included folks like Iggy Pop, Taylor Swift, and Mark Cuban. “It just shows how popular actors are".
Hammer was most recently seen in Disney's 'Death on the Nile', but he has no other projects lined up and did not do any press for the film, which was released long after he had finished production and before his sex scandal had erupted. In early 2021, screenshots of messages from women appeared on social media, appearing to depict Hammer as having cannibalistic fetishes.
Many more serious allegations came forth, including a woman who accused Hammer of rape, which led to an LAPD investigation that has since concluded with no charges pressed. After all the accusations, Hammer spoke with TMZ and denied all the allegations. “I’m not responding to these bulls—t claims, but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,” Hammer said. “Lionsgate is supporting me in this, and I’m grateful to them for that.” Hammer here referred to the movie 'Shotgun Wedding' which he was fired from.