Will Armie Hammer ever work again? Actor leaves rehab, but 'cannibal sex' accusations linger
Actor Armie Hammer is now out of rehab, where he spent most of 2021. The 'Call Me By Your Name' actor is reportedly trying to move on with his life while he still faces disturbing accusations of violence against women and a cannibalistic sex addiction.
"Armie is out of the treatment facility where he spent almost 9 months. He is doing really well and it's wonderful news for his family. He's back in the Cayman Islands," a source close to the actor told The Sun. Armie, 35, starred in the Broadway version of “Straight White Men” in 2018, before his career began to suffer over reported sex, drug and alcohol issues. On May 31 this year, Hammer checked into a Florida treatment center. He remains under investigation in Los Angeles for reportedly displaying violent and cannibalistic urges during sex.
Effie, a former lover of Hammer, claimed that he “mentally, emotionally and sexually abused her during their four-year relationship". He also allegedly sent several disturbing messages to other female partners. “I am 100 percent a cannibal. I want to eat you,” he said in one message. “I need to drink your blood,” another read. “I’m going to be soooo naughty and kinky with you.” “I need to eat your entire body,” he said in another message. “I need to touch every part of you, inside and out. I want to bite pieces off of you.” Los Angeles police have now completed their investigation of rape allegations against Hammer. The case has been forwarded to the local district attorney's office.
@houseofeffie shared screenshots of what allegedly was sent from Armie’s account to various women. Some of the messages involved fantasies of rape, BDSM, and cannibalism and one of them said: "You just live to obey and be my slave. If I wanted to cut off one of your toes and keep it with me in my pocket so I always had a piece of you in my possession?" Effie she and the actor have been talking since October 2016, while he was married to Elizabeth Chambers. Chambers decided to end the 10-year marriage in July 2020, citing irreconcilable differences.
Hammer is now said to have his family's support and that of his new girlfriend, dental hygienist Lisa Perejma. The pair was initially spotted together in March by the beach in Grand Cayman. An insider told The Sun. "They are still together, she has been around the island recently and I believe she's planning to see him when he leaves rehab, she's been a big support for him. They have a strong bond and a lot of mutual friends, she's glad he's getting the help he urgently needs for the sake of his children and his future."
"Nobody knows yet what is going to happen with the police investigation, or what this means for his career, but he'd hate to think he'd been blacklisted in Hollywood," the source added. "His family are also standing by him and he still has friends on the island who are in touch."