Talk about a close call.
Rumer Willis was apparently heartbroken when her month-long relationship with Armie Hammer came to an end in December. But after shocking reports that the Call Me By Your Name star allegedly sent women DMs regarding cannibalistic fantasies — and ex Paige Lorenze recently claimed Hammer's behavior was "dangerous and irresponsible" — the 32-year-old is reportedly telling friends she feels lucky.
“She wanted to defend him when the cannibalism stories first came out because she thought they were outrageous,” said a source. “Now she feels badly for all of the victims. She’s really grateful she didn’t get caught up in the Armie nightmare.”
Back in January, an Instagram account House of Effie leaked DMs that the 34-year-old actor allegedly sent to an unidentified women. In the disturbing unverified messages, Hammer allegedly detailed graphic sexual fantasies.
Following their release, several woman who had dated Hammer came forward with similar allegations against him.
"He was talking about finding a doctor to remove my ribs that I don't need — the ribs that are on the bottom — and that he had a smoker at his house. He wanted to smoke them and eat them. He wondered how they would taste and he basically was like, 'I bet you they would taste good,'" Lorenze told Fox News.
She also alleged she was branded above her pubic area by the Hollywood star.
Courtney Vucekovich claimed to Page Six that Hammer wanted to "break my rib and barbecue and eat it."
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, who was also linked to Hammer, did not share her experiences with him but said she believes the messages are "real."
Hammer initially refused to respond to the "b****it claims," and his team denied the allegations as "patently untrue," adding that any interactions with sexual partners were "completely consensual in that they were fully discussed, agreed upon, and mutually participatory."
"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," Hammer’s attorney Andrew Brettler previously said.
Hammer’s ex-wife, Elizabeth Chambers, broke her silence about the allegations earlier this month.
"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," she posted on Instagram. "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."
The March 1 print edition of Star magazine was the first to report that Willis told friends she was "grateful" she didn't get caught up in the "Armie nightmare."