How Armie Hammer Went From Hollywood Legend And Heir to $200 Million Hammer Empire to a Global Pariah No One Wants To Be Friends With

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It seems that the Call Me By Your Name and Rebecca star Armie Hammer has lost all of his opportunities and friends due to allegations regarding his disturbing behaviour. In this narrative, we shed new light on the now-tarnished Hammer empire.

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Armie Hammer in Netflix’s Rebecca

Casey Hammer, Armie’s aunt, reveals in an interview with Telegraph that the monster that is her nephew was not created in a day. She is the granddaughter of oil magnate Armand Hammer, and in a documentary called House of Hammer, Casey tells all the highs and the lows of living with an affluent yet dysfunctional family.

Armie Hammer’s Allegations Of Abuse

Several women came forward in 2021 and accused the Hollywood actor of physical and emotional abuse. One of them claimed that Armie raped her for 4 hours, and the other revealed malicious texts sent by him that contained cannibalism.

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In one of the said texts to victim Julia Morrison, Armie wrote, “I have a fantasy about having someone prove their love and devotion and tying them up in a public place at night and making their body free use and seeing if they will f*** strangers for me.” Courtney Vucekovich also revealed that the actor said, “I am 100% a cannibal. I want to eat you.”

Armie Hammer was a rising star when his breakout role in Call Me By Your Name, opposite Timothée Chalamet, came out. His roster of films grew as he starred in the Netflix adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, opposite Lily James. He also appeared in the star-studded cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile.

On Parties, Privilege, And Patriarchy

More than his Hollywood fame, the Hammer blood runs in his veins. His aunt Casey described the kind of childhood she experienced living with their grandfather. Armand would throw parties in his mansion with A-list celebrities and powerful figures. But this sparkling glamour is not going to save the actor from his imminent downfall. He has already been dropped by his talent management and was removed from all slated projects.

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The House of Hammer documentary sheds light on the root of Armie’s upsetting behavior. It stems from five generations of dirt-rich and privileged men, each of them believed they had every right to treat women as objects.

Casey wrote her self-published memoir, Surviving My Birthright, to reveal the “multigenerational abuse that has run through my family.” People watched them smile in public, but when no one is looking, both Casey and her brother Michael (Armie’s father) faced violence. In her book, Casey revealed that she witnessed her father beat her mother during a Christmas party. “The blood came out of her mouth in a stream, splattering her bra and slip,” she explained.

Describing the household that Armie Hammer grew up in is beyond words. There is a lot to process and understand here, but, as fair citizens of the world, we do not tolerate such behaviour, regardless of its causes.

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Casey finished her interview with a thought to ponder: “A good example of why you need to stop the cycle of abuse is that it can hold victims hostages long into adulthood.” When asked about her nephew falling off the Hollywood stage, she said, “He’s gonna do that on his own.”

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Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.