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Armie Hammer has checked into rehab following months of controversial reports.
The Hollywood A-list actor has been hit with a string of allegations about his deviant sexual fetishes and fantasies.
And according to an article in Vanity Fair, sources say he is seeking expert medial help for alcohol, drugs and sex problems at a special facility close to Orlando.
We take a look at how 34-year-old Armie’s seemingly perfect celebrity life has drastically unravelled.
Accused of rape
Armie has checked into rehab for alleged abuse issues
Armie Hammer checks into treatment centre for 'sex, drugs and alcohol' issues
On March 18 a 24-year-old woman called Effie alleged that the actor raped her and beat her in 2017. Armie says that their encounter was consensual.
Speaking at a Zoom press conference alongside her lawyer, Gloria Allred, Effie claimed Armie “left with no concern for my well-being”.
She added: “On April 24, 2017, Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles, during which he repeatedly slammed my head against a wall, bruising my face.
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“He also committed other acts of violence against me to which I did not consent. For example, he beat my feet with a crop so they would hurt with every step I took for the next week.
“During those four hours I tried to get away, but he wouldn’t let me. I thought that he was going to kill me.”
Minutes after the press conference, Armie’s lawyer, Andrew Brettler, issued a strong response refuting the allegations, as well as a screenshot of messages Effie had sent to Armie.
“Effie’s…own correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations,” said the statement.
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“As recently as July 18, 2020, [she] sent graphic texts to Mr. Hammer telling him what she wanted him to do to her.
“Mr. Hammer responded making it clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her. The screenshot…is just one of hundreds [she] sent to Mr. Hammer.
“It was never Mr. Hammer’s intention to embarrass or expose [her] fetishes or kinky sexual desires, but she has now escalated this matter to another level by hiring a civil lawyer to host a public press conference.
“With the truth on his side, Mr. Hammer welcomes the opportunity to set the record straight.”
Further accusations of abuse and cannibalism
Armie has been forced to quit two high-profile projects after coming under fire
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In January several women took to social media to accuse the actor of emotional abuse, manipulation and sexual violence.
The scandal blew up as alleged screenshots from the high-profile actor suggested he had fantasies about rape and cannibalism.
In one DM, Armie allegedly describes himself as “100% a cannibal” and tells a woman “I want to eat you.”
Armie shot to fame in the film The Social Network
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Armie, star of hit films including The Social Network, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Rebecca, subsequently stepped away from high-profile projects.
He was due to star with Jennifer Lopez in a rom-com called Shotgun Wedding and had also landed a role in a series based on the making of the iconic The Godfather movie.
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, one of Armie’s ex-girlfriends, branded him a “predator” on Twitter.
Armie on the The Late Late Show with James Corden
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She tweeted: "If you are still questioning whether or not those Armie Hammer DMs are real (and they are) maybe you should start questioning why we live in a culture willing to give abusers the benefit of the doubt instead of victims."
"It takes an army to hide a predator. Behind every abuser is a team of people working hard to cover up the trail.”
Armie’s agency, WMA, also dropped him.
Estranged wife Elizabeth
Armie split from his wife of ten years, Elizabeth, last year
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Armie’s former wife is believed to be supportive of Armie’s decision to get specialist help for his alleged problems.
Elizabeth is an American television personality and entrepreneur, best known for being founder of the successful Texas-based BIRB Bakery retail chain.
The couple have been married for a decade, but on July 10 last year Elizabeth revealed in a shock Instagram post that the couple had decided to “turn the page” and “move on from our marriage.”
Armie Hammer's estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers
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Armie Hammer's estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers burns sage amid Twitter storm
In a post to her 261k Instagram followers, she wrote: “Thirteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents.
“It’s been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage.”
Less than a month earlier Elizabeth paid a glowing tribute to her hubby in a sweet social media post
The couple are pictured in a swimming pool with their two children, daughter Harper, 6, and son Ford, 4.
Armie on the celebrity red carpet
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“Happy Father’s Day to the bedtime singer, omelette maker, steak griller, “water pusher”, snorkel instructor, story teller and so much more,” penned Elizabeth.
“Our babies couldn’t ask for a more adventurous and entertaining dad and we’re lucky that you’re ours. We love you.”
What a difference a year makes!