The Californian-born and ‘House of Hammer’ fame actor Armand Douglas Hammer or famously Armie Hammer’s dreams were crushed to dust when he was allegedly accused by several women, stepped forward to accuse the handsome Hollywood stellar of physical and emotional abuse.
It was reported that Armie Hammer was ‘cancelled’ and removed from all on-going film projects, owing to allegations of sexual abuse and even ‘cannibalism’ claims.
“I have a dream of seeing someone prove their love and devotion and tie them up in public at night and use their bodies freely and see if they’ll be strangers to me,” a text apparently sent by American actor Armie Hammer to one of the alleged victims, named Julia Morrison.
Another Texas-based businesswoman, Hammer’s latest ex-gal pal, Courtney Vucekovich stated the actor’s lewd behaviour stated, “I’m 100 percent cannibal. I want to eat you.”
However, the American actor Hammer, who by 2020 was married to famous television personality Elizabeth Chambers with two young children, had unswervingly denied all allegations of rape and sexual abuse, stating that his interactions with women were consensual.
The blue-eyed actor’s fame was on the rise before the pandemic hit the world. Following his debut in a curt art film ‘Call Me By Your Name’ with actress Timothee Chalamet, he was nominated for a number of awards and was featured as ‘leading man’ on British GQ’s March cover page (a principal men’s monthly magazine).
The interviewer (for GQ) described him as a ‘Prince Charming’ with ‘pure decency’, while Chalamet called the actor as a ‘walking example’.
Earlier, following the exposure of countable sexual-abuse allegations against Hollywood public figure, Harvey Weinstein in October 2017, the #MeToo movement began to spread virally as a hashtag on social media.
Harvey Weinstein was finally punished. The media mogul, who was accused of raping and assaulting more than 80 actresses, was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
#MeToo is a social movement against sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and rape culture, in which people publicise their experiences of sexual abuse or sexual harassment.
The phrase ‘Me Too’ was initially carved in this context on social media in the year 2006, on Myspace, by sexual assault survivor and activist Tarana Burke.