Armie Hammer speaks out on ‘bizarre’ cannibalism claims, says he’s ‘grateful’ scandal caused ‘career death’

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Armie Hammer has yet spoken retired astir being accused of cannibalism.

The actor, 37, appeared connected nan June 16 section of the “Painful Lessons” podcast and addressed nan “bizarre” accusations, years aft immoderate of his accusers shared alleged messages from Hammer successful which he detailed intersexual fetishes and a desire to eat their flesh.

“There were things that group were saying astir maine that conscionable felt truthful outlandish. That I was a cannibal,” Hammer said connected nan podcast.

Armie Hammer said retired astir cannibalism claims connected nan “Painful Lessons” podcast. Painful Lessons / YouTube

“Now, I’m capable to benignant of look astatine it pinch a consciousness of region and position and beryllium like. ‘That’s hilarious,’ ” he continued. “People called maine a cannibal and everyone believed them. They’re like, ‘Yep, that feline ate people.’ You’re conscionable like, ‘What? What are you talking about? Do you cognize what you person to do to beryllium a cannibal? You person to eat people. How americium I going to beryllium a cannibal?’ It was bizarre.”

The “Call Me By Your Name” prima said that he now feels “grateful” and has “self-esteem.”

“Whatever it was that happened, I’m now astatine a spot successful my life wherever I’m grateful for each azygous spot of it,” he said. “I’m really now astatine a spot wherever I’m really grateful for it, because wherever I was successful my life earlier each of that worldly happened to me, I didn’t consciousness good. I ne'er felt satisfied I ne'er had enough. I ne'er was successful a spot wherever I was happy pinch myself, wherever I had self-esteem. I ne'er knew really to springiness myself love. I ne'er knew really to springiness myself self-validation but I had this occupation wherever I was capable to get it from truthful galore group that I ne'er had to study really to springiness it to myself.”

“People called maine a cannibal and everyone believed them. They’re like, ‘Yep, that feline ate people.’ You’re conscionable like, ‘What? What are you talking about?” Hammer said @ramseyart/Instagram

In summation to nan cannibal claims, Hammer was besides accused of intersexual battle and affectional abuse, which led to his downfall successful Hollywood.

However, nary charges were revenge against Hammer pursuing an investigation led by nan Los Angeles Police Department.

Hammer has denied criminal wrongdoing.

On nan “Painful Lessons” podcast, Hammer reflected connected really nan accusations caused “an ego death” and “a profession death.”

“It’s almost for illustration a neutron explosive went disconnected successful my life. It killed me, it killed my ego, it killed each nan group astir maine that I thought were my friends that weren’t — each of those people, successful a flash, went away. But nan buildings were still standing. I’m still here, I still person my health, and I’m really grateful for that.”

Hammer, who hasn’t been successful a movie since 2022’s “Death connected nan Nile,” besides said that his profession arsenic an character is “nowhere” because he’s “not a viable commodity” successful Hollywood aft nan accusations. However, he did declare that he’s penning a book pinch a friend.

“Whatever it was that happened, I’m now astatine a spot successful my life wherever I’m grateful for each azygous spot of it,” nan character said. Painful Lessons / YouTube
“It killed me, it killed my ego, it killed each nan group astir maine that I thought were my friends that weren’t — each of those people, successful a flash, went away,” he added. Painful Lessons / YouTube

In 2021, nan “Social Network” star’s erstwhile woman Effie Angelova accused him of “violently” raping her and abusing her “mentally, emotionally and sexually” successful 2017.

Multiple different women came guardant claiming to person been sexually assaulted and mistreated by Hammer — including 1 female who claimed he tied her up and told her he wanted to “break my rib and barbecue and eat it.”

The accusations against Hammer were explored successful nan 2022 Discovery+ docuseries “House of Hammer.”

Hammer called nan allegations “bulls – – t,” citing “vicious and spurious online attacks” astatine nan time.

He was subsequently dumped from a bid of high-profile projects pursuing nan accusations — including “Shotgun Wedding” pinch Jennifer Lopez and nan Broadway play “The Minutes.” He was besides dropped by his agency, WME.

Armie Hammer has denied each of nan allegations against him. Painful Lessons / YouTube

In 2023, Hammer revealed that he came adjacent to killing himself aft nan scandal.

“I conscionable walked retired into nan water and swam retired arsenic acold arsenic I could and hoped that either I drowned, aliases was deed by a boat, aliases eaten by a shark,” Hammer told Air Mail in Feb. 2023. “Then I realized that my kids were still connected shore, and that I couldn’t do that to my kids.”

Armie Hammer has not been successful a movie since 2022. Painful Lessons / YouTube

Hammer has 2 children pinch his ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers. They were joined successful 2010 and divided up successful July 2020.

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