The charges against Armie Hammer will be dropped. The Call Me By Your Name actor won’t be charged after a two-year investigation of a woman’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in 2017, Los Angeles prosecutors say. Armie Hammer will not face charges following a long investigation of a woman’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in 2017. Los Angeles prosecutors announced the decision after an inquiry into the claims that started in 2021.
Taking to Instagram after an extended public silence, the actor wrote:
The director of communications for the district attorney released a statement, saying:
“Due to the complexity of the relationship and inability to prove a non-consensual, forcible sexual encounter we are unable to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt”.
36-year-old Hammer had his career derailed by allegations of sexual violence and he has not worked in Hollywood since then. He was removed from the Jennifer Lopez rom-com Shotgun Wedding, Paramount+ series The Offer, and was dropped by his agents.
It all started when a woman using only her first name appeared at a news conference and made allegations that Hammer had raped her, slammed her head against a wall, and behaved in a violent manner. She said:
“I tried to get away but he wouldn’t let me, I thought that he was going to kill me…”
A report was filed with the police, and the LAPD investigated Hammer. The alleged victim said she was 20 years old when she and Hammer met via Facebook and claimed a relationship that ran from 2016 until 2020. In response to these allegations Hammer’s attorney Andrew Brettler released a screenshot of a text message from the woman to Hammer. In that message, she expressed a desire for rough, forceful sex with him. The actor’s response was that he no longer wanted a relationship with her.
His attorney also refuted any and all allegations made against the star, explaining that his interactions with every one of his sexual partners:
“…have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory”.
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