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Armie Hammer Leaves Another Acting Job

The following article includes allegations of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Armie Hammer is leaving another job amid sexual assault allegations that have rocked Hollywood. In January 2021, some of Hammer’s alleged messages leaked on the internet, with many containing cannibalistic references and explicit messages that Hammer wrote over direct message on Instagram. The Daily Mail released one of Hammer’s NSFW fantasies that he wrote to a user on Instagram (who has set her account to private since the scandal) that was of a cannibalistic nature. 

Since the initial notes leaked, several women have come forward to allege that the actor groomed and abused them. Hammer and his wife, Elizabeth Chambers, divorced in 2020 after 10 years of marriage and she has remained silent on the scandal. Hammer has taken a step out of the spotlight, but in March 2021, photographers spotted him in the Cayman Islands with a mystery blonde. Due to the backlash, Hammer has also been dropped from or chosen to bow out of upcoming projects. One of the films was Shotgun Wedding, where the actor was to star alongside Jennifer Lopez. In March 2021, executives removed him from the last film on his schedule: Billion Dollar Spy. Hammer also left his last project, wiping his schedule entirely clear. Keep scrolling to find out more deets.

Armie Hammer is leaving Broadway

Like many other actors, Armie Hammer took his talents from film to Broadway. He was scheduled to star in Tracy Letts’ The Minutes in March 2020, per Variety. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the project, but once it’s ready to go back in front of an audience, Hammer won’t be taking the stage with the rest of the cast. The Call Me by Your Name actor released a statement to the press on April 2, revealing that he felt it was best not to continue. “I have loved every single second of working on ‘The Minutes’ with the family I made from Steppenwolf,” he shared. “But right now I need to focus on myself and my health for the sake of my family. Consequently, I will not be returning to Broadway with the production.”

According to the outlet, the team behind the broadway show released a subsequent statement after Hammer’s. “Armie remains a valued colleague to all of us who have worked with him onstage and offstage on The Minutes,” they shared. “We wish only the best for him and respect his decision.” Fans can still expect the show to come to the stage during the 2021-2022 Broadway season. As of this writing, the production has not named a replacement for the disgraced star. 

If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic abuse, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224. You can also find more information, resources, and support at www.thehotline.org.

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