Hammer and Chambers’ lawyers declined to comment for the article, but a Hammer family friend said the star “is committed to getting healthy and having custody of his kids,” adding, “This is a clear sign that he is taking back control [of] his life and knows that this [is] a step towards his overall well being.”
Back in March, a woman named Effie stepped forward with serious allegations of mental, emotional, and sexual abuse against Hammer.
Variety reported Effie, who reportedly had a four-year relationship with Hammer, spoke out at a press conference with her lawyer Gloria Allred, saying of the incident, “I thought he was going to kill me.”
“On April 24, 2017, Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles,” she alleged. “During which he repeatedly slapped my head against a wall, bruising my face. He also committed other acts of violence against me to which I did not consent.”
Effie, 24, claims that Armie also beat her feet during the rape “so they would hurt” when she walked. She said he “wouldn’t let me” get away.
Hammer’s attorney Andrew Brettler, of Lavely & Singer, denied the rape allegation to Variety, stating, “From day one, Mr. Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions with [Effie] — and every other sexual partner of his for that matter — have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.”
Effie said she met Hammer via Facebook and “fell in love with him instantly.” As their relationship continued, she said she now sees he used “clear manipulation tactics.”
“He would often test my devotion to him,” Effie stated, adding, “He abused me mentally, emotionally, and sexually.”
Allred would not disclose whether Effie is the same woman who made accusations against Hammer on an Instagram account called House of Effie.
Meanwhile, the L.A. Times reported the Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating Hammer after a woman accused him of sexual assault.
A source told the paper the woman who filed the report on February 3 was Effie.