An artist is auctioning off NFTs of NSFW messages about cannibalism and sex slaves that were allegedly exchanged between herself and Armie Hammer.
Julia Morrison plans to sell two NFT pieces called "Armie DM TMI NFT: Dibs on Ribs" and "Armie DM TMI NFT: Caligula Triptych" on Foundation, with a physical lightbox of the conversations which took place last year. A non-fungible token is a unit of data stored on a digital ledger, called a blockchain, that certifies an asset to be unique.
"I’m sick of people not believing women," Morrison told the Daily Beast of allegations made by Paige Lorenze, Courtney Vucekovich and the woman behind the House of Effie Instagram account who accused Hammer of rape.
"I would read all the comments and it’s so triggering to see people saying stuff on the internet, like, 'F**k these women, we don’t believe them. They’re making it up. They’re doing it for this, they’re doing it for that,'" she explained of the scandal, which began when House of Effie leaked graphic unverified DMs in January.
"I started looking into what the hell an NFT was and once I learned that it was a way to authenticate something, I said I want to make artwork out of my text messages with Armie Hammer," Morrison said. "The NFT is the new notary. What I’ve done is, anyone who questions the authenticity of these exchanges, I have now created lightboxes with them, and I minted them as NFTs in order to say that these things are authentic and real."
Hammer allegedly reached out to Morrison in 2017 and asked if there was a place he could see her photo series "For Arabella" in Los Angeles, but she did not see the message until March 2020 when a friend noted that he was following her.
The first NFT from Morrison is from August 2020, when Hammer wrote "Dibs on the glutes muscles and ribs for smoking," according to the screenshots, in response to an Instagram Story about how America’s top billionaires grew even richer during the coronavirus pandemic with a comment from Morrison that said, "Eat the rich ... nom nom nom."
The second NFT is from March 2020 when they discussed Anne Rice’s novel The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, according to the pictures. Hammer allegedly said the dark take on the fairy tale, which saw the prince make Sleeping Beauty his sex slave, "was written for me."
"I have a fantasy about having someone prove their love and devotion and tying them up in a public space at night and making their body free use and seeing if they will f**k strangers for me," Hammer allegedly wrote.
"I just can’t get it out of my head," Morrison noted of the conversations. "I posted about the greatest wealth transfer we’ve ever seen in the history of humankind, and here we have this rich dude sliding into my DMs trying to lure me in."
"There’s not a single word that’s been exchanged that’s been deleted," Morrison explained. "By creating artworks out of them and using the NFT process, I’m putting them on the blockchain forever and ever to cement them as a token of the times we are living in."
Hammer initially refused to acknowledge the "bullsh*t" allegations against him after he dropped out of Shotgun Wedding. He has since exited from all scheduled projects and was dropped by his publicist and WME. He is also reportedly being investigated by LAPD.
"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," the 34-year-old's attorney Andrew Brettler previously said.