Actor Armie Hammer has been making headlines recently for his alleged DMs, in which he supposedly detailed his sexual fantasies. Now, the actor’s scandal is “worse than people know,” an insider revealed.
“Armie’s spent the past few weeks hoping this all dies down,” the source shared. “But as more revelations come to the surface, he’s starting to realize it’s not going away.”
Paige Lorenze — who dated the Call Me by Your Name star, 34, for four months in 2020 — also detailed Hammer’s alleged behavior when they were together.
The 22-year-old believes Hammer is a narcissist with "deep issues." She claimed, “He has a lot of demons, and he would talk about sadomasochism and make jokes about the devil. It was all very scary.”
Lorenze thinks Hammer is going against his religious upbringing. “His mother is very, very Christian,” she said. “He seemed to want to go in the opposite direction of that.”
The blonde babe even claimed that Hammer’s mom, Dru Ann Mobley, told her “she thinks that the devil was inside him.”
“He romanticizes the demonic side, he thinks it’s cool and really sexy,” Lorenze added.
Hammer’s ex Elizabeth Chambers seems flabbergasted over the accusations. In fact, after JustJared’s Instagram account shared photos of director Luca Guadagnino with Timothée Chalamet and Hammer to announce that Guadagnino and Chalamet "are teaming up for a ... cannibal love story movie" — without Hammer — she broke her silence.
Chambers commented, “No. Words.”
On February 1, Chambers finally spoke out about what she has been feeling these past few weeks.
“For weeks, I’ve been trying to process everything that has transpired. I am shocked, heartbroken, and devastated. Heartbreak aside, I am listening, and will continue to listen and educate myself on these delicate matters. I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know,” the 38-year-old captioned a photo of palm trees on Monday, February 1.
She continued, “I support any victim of assault or abuse and urge anyone who has experienced this pain to seek the help she or he needs to heal. At this time, I will not be commenting further on this matter.”
“Some people in his life are imploring him to say he’s sorry and go to rehab but Armie won’t do that unless he absolutely has to,” the insider explained. “It’s a huge deal that Elizabeth isn’t in his life to help guide him. Elizabeth knows how stubborn Armie is and how it will take a miracle for him to step forward and admit he needs help. Until that happens, they’re kind of an impasse.”
Us Weekly spoke with Lorenze and insiders about Hammer for the February 8 print issue.