Following the news that Armie Hammer had exited his upcoming film Shotgun Wedding after disturbing unverified DMs about cannibalism and sexual violence leaked, the actor finally made a comment about the matter.
"I'm not responding to these bull**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," Hammer said in a statement. "Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I'm grateful to them for that."
"Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision," a production spokesman said.
Hammer and his team have not publicly responded to the allegations in any other way, and OK! previously reached out to Hammer's rep for comment.
Hammer’s role in the flick will be recast.
This comes after Instagram user House of Effie (@houseofeffie) posted screenshots of shocking DMs, which went viral on social media. Some of the messages date back to 2016 when Hammer was still married to Elizabeth Chambers. The couple separated in July 2020.
"I need to eat your entire body. I need to touch every part of you, inside and out ... I want to bite pieces off of you," one of the messages read.
In the screenshots, Hammer was also said to have shot a deer and ate its heart "totally raw, still warm."
In a 2016 screenshot, Hammer allegedly told a woman that he was on a plane fantasizing about "pulling you in to my lap off the floor with my hands wrapped around your throat..."
In another, he told the unidentified woman "to come to the park" because he wanted to see the "marks" he left on her from a previous meeting.
In the past week, an old interview in which Hammer discussed his sex life has resurfaced again. "I liked the grabbing of the neck and the hair and all that. But then you get married and your sexual appetites change," Hammer told Playboy in 2013. "And I mean that for the better — it’s not like I’m suffering in any way. But you can’t really pull your wife’s hair."
"It gets to a point where you say, 'I respect you too much to do these things that I kind of want to do.'"
"S**ts getting weird," he said in the clip.
After the tweets went viral, Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, who was previously linked to Hammer, weighed in on the messages. "If you are still questioning whether or not those Armie Hammer DMs are real (and they are) maybe you should start questioning why we live in a culture willing to give abusers the benefit of the doubt instead of victims. 🤔 TW// sexual violence," she wrote on Twitter.