Sober Armie Hammer continuing his recovery in one of Robert Downey Jr's homes
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Robert Downey Jr has reportedly lent a helping hand to Armie Hammer, who has been embroiled in several controversies recently. In 2021, many women came forward to accuse the actor of sending creepy texts with sexual fantasies including violence, rape, and cannibalism.
As per Page Six, the 'Iron Man' actor had paid the bill for Armie’s Florida rehab stint last year. Sources told the outlet that Armie has been living in one of Downey Jr’s “extra houses.” The 36-year-old actor was also spotted around Venice, California.
The source said, “He’s sober and has been spending a lot of time with good friends and with his kids.” It remains unclear as to why the 57-year-old actor is helping Armie Hammer as there have been no official statements whatsoever. However, it has been speculated that Downey Jr empathized with the suffering actor as his current situation pretty much reflects his own past.
For the unversed, Downey was arrested in 1996 for possession of heroin, cocaine, and a pistol after being pulled over for speeding. His drug addiction and prison time affected his image in Hollywood, until his comeback as 'Iron Man' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hence, the actor would have simply empathized and decided to help Armie, a father of two.
On Friday, August 2, Discovery+ premiered its new docuseries, 'House of Hammer'. The three-part docuseries focuses on more than five generations of deceit, abuse, addiction, and corruption by men of the Hammer Family and also chronicles the 'Call Me by Your Name' actor's fall from grace.
Page Six confirmed Armie is under investigation by the LAPD after filmmakers told the outlet that a Los Angeles prosecutor was “specially assigned” to look over rape claims from an ex-lover named Effie.
Effie allegedly met the actor on Facebook in 2016. She has claimed that she was subjected to various forms of abuse during the course of her relationship with Armie and accused him of raping her on April 24, 2017 for "four hours." The alleged victim “lost interest in living” and considered suicide as she couldn’t put up with the actor. “He became increasingly violent and I thought he was going to kill me,” she said.
Meanwhile, Armie has dismissed the claims and said that sex between the alleged victims was consensual. Armie is the great-grandson of the late billionaire oil tycoon Armand Hammer.
The three-episode documentary is produced by Elli Hakami and Julian Hobbs of Talos Films.
If you are a survivor of sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-4673) or visit its website to receive confidential support.