After Armie Hammer‘s ex-girlfriend Paige Lorenze claimed he branded her with a knife, the Social Network actor’s lawyer has labelled them ‘patently untrue’.
The model told the Daily Mail yesterday that Hammer carved his initials into her hip, and described their relationship as “a real-life 50 Shades of Grey without the love”.
Hammer’s lawyer has issued a statement denying the allegations, saying “any interactions with this person, or any partner of his, were completely consensual in that they were fully discussed, agreed upon, and mutually participatory.”
As well as the interview with the Daily Mail, his 22-year-old ex shared photos of the pair together, and said: “I want Armie to address his demons, see the pain and trauma that he has caused me and other women.
“He told me there’s a whole community that will do this stuff, that it was not criminal. He really thought that his fantasies were normal behaviour in the BDSM, non-normative, sexual kink community. I thought that this is what it was. I thought I was safe.”
“You can be just as traumatised by consensual sex,” she continued. “It’s unacceptable that he coerces women into agreeing to let him hurt them.”
Hammer’s attorney countered: “The stories being perpetuated in the media are a misguided attempt to present a one-sided narrative with the goal of tarnishing Mr. Hammer’s reputation, and communications from the individuals involved prove that.”
Lorenze isn’t alone with her allegations against the actor –– in the past month multiple women have shared screenshots of graphic messages — including fantasies of cannibalism and rape — claiming that they were sent by the Social Network actor. They have not been verified.
Hammer stepped away from his role in the upcoming film Shotgun Wedding after the screenshots surfaced, saying: “I’m not responding to these bulls–t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that,” Hammer said in a statement.
The messages alleged to have been sent by Hammer shared graphic sexual fantasies, going as far as cannibalism with the actor appearing to write to a woman on the app that he is “100 percent a cannibal” and desired to “drink your blood.”
Hammer was most recently seen in Netflix’s Rebecca and is also set to reprise his role in the upcoming Call Me By Your Name sequel with Timothée Chalamet and directed by Luca Guadagnino.
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