Armie Hammer leaves Broadway play The Minutes amid charges of cannibalism and abuse

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Armie Hammer leaves Broadway play The Minutes amid allegations of cannibalism and abuse, saying, ‘I need to focus on my health for the sake of my family’

  • Hammer, 34, has left the Broadway play The Minutes amid the fallout from its cannibalistic controversy and rape allegations that first came to light last year
  • The actor announced on Friday that he will be leaving the production for “ personal reasons ” following allegations of sexual assault against him
  • Leaked lyrics about BDSM, cannibalism and drug abuse gave way to Armie who was cut from Jennifer Lopez’s film Shotgun Wedding this year
  • Los Angeles police said last month they had opened an investigation into rape allegations against Hammer after a former partner filed a complaint.

Armie Hammer has announced that he will be leaving the new play The Minutes on Broadway amid his ongoing cannibalistic controversy and abuse claims.

The 34-year-old actor announced on Friday that he will be leaving the production for “ personal reasons ” after allegations of sexual assault against him.

I loved every second of it working on The Minutes with the family I made of Steppenwolf. But right now I have to focus on myself and my health for the sake of my family, ‘Hammer said in a statement, adding,’ That’s why I won’t be returning to Broadway with the production. ‘

From: Armie Hammer leaves Broadway play The Minutes amid allegations of cannibalism and abuse and says, 'I need to focus on my health for the sake of my family'

From: Armie Hammer leaves Broadway play The Minutes amid allegations of cannibalism and abuse and says, ‘I need to focus on my health for the sake of my family’

Meanwhile, a statement of the production – through Variety – of the play said, ‘Armie remains a valued colleague to all of us who have worked with him on stage and offstage on The Minutes. We wish him only the best and respect his decision. ‘

Tracy Letts’s play was scheduled to debut in March 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic temporarily shut down Broadway.

The exit comes just a day after it was revealed that he had been replaced in yet another on-screen chance amid the fallout from his cannibalistic controversy and rape allegations that first came to light last year.

Hammer initially co-starred with Julia Roberts and Sean Penn in the Watergate drama Gaslit, but sources said Deadline that executives dropped the actor in favor of Dan Stevens.

Stevens will play former White House adviser John Dean in the Starz series based on the Slow Burn podcast.

On hold: Tracy Letts' play was due to be released in March 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic temporarily shut down Broadway

On hold: Tracy Letts' play was due to be released in March 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic temporarily shut down Broadway

On hold: Tracy Letts’ play was due to be released in March 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic temporarily shut down Broadway

Going back: He's starring in Disney's detective thriller Death on the Nile, which was pushed back to a February 2022 release date

Going back: He's starring in Disney's detective thriller Death on the Nile, which was pushed back to a February 2022 release date

Going back: He’s starring in Disney’s detective thriller Death on the Nile, which was pushed back to a February 2022 release date

The Downton Abbey star recently received rave reviews for his role as Alexander Lemtov in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

Sam Esmail and Chad Hamilton will serve as executive producers and team up with Robbie Pickering, who is also set as showrunner.

Leaked texts and graphic descriptions of BDSM, cannibalism and drug abuse gave way to Armie, who was dropped from the Jennifer Lopez film Shotgun Wedding earlier this year.

New: Hammer was initially set to star alongside Julia Roberts and Sean Penn in the Watergate drama Gaslit, but sources told Deadline executives dropped the actor in favor of Dan Stevens;  seen in 2018

New: Hammer was initially set to star alongside Julia Roberts and Sean Penn in the Watergate drama Gaslit, but sources told Deadline executives dropped the actor in favor of Dan Stevens;  seen in 2018

New: Hammer was initially set to star alongside Julia Roberts and Sean Penn in the Watergate drama Gaslit, but sources told Deadline executives dropped the actor in favor of Dan Stevens; seen in 2018

Hammer was then replaced by Josh Duhamel and filmed in the Dominican Republic.

He will star in Disney’s detective thriller Death on the Nile, which was pushed back to February 2022.

Gal Gadot, Leticia Wright and Kenneth Branagh co-star in the adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery that serves as the sequel to the 2017 hit Murder on the Orient Express.

It was followed by a leak of private Instagrams where Hammer was seen bragging about passing a drug test despite DMT in his system, and also flashing an image of a lingerie-clad woman on all fours.

Yikes: Leaked texts and graphic descriptions of BDSM, cannibalism and drug abuse gave way to Armie, who was cut from the Jennifer Lopez movie Shotgun Wedding earlier this year;  seen in 2019

Yikes: Leaked texts and graphic descriptions of BDSM, cannibalism and drug abuse gave way to Armie, who was cut from the Jennifer Lopez movie Shotgun Wedding earlier this year;  seen in 2019

Yikes: Leaked texts and graphic descriptions of BDSM, cannibalism and drug abuse gave way to Armie, who was cut from the Jennifer Lopez movie Shotgun Wedding earlier this year; seen in 2019

Armie spoke out the allegations on Jan. 14, sharing: ‘I am not responding to these allegations about b ***** t, but in light of the brutal and bogus online attacks against me, I cannot right now my kids with a good leaving conscience for 4 months to shoot a movie in the Dominican Republic.

Los Angeles police said last month they had opened an investigation into rape allegations against Hammer after a former partner filed a complaint.

The alleged victim said Hammer had violently raped her for “ more than four hours ” in 2017 and had also been abused “ mentally, emotionally, and sexually ” during their four-year on-off relationship.

She added that the 34-year-old actor, who she had met on Facebook the year before, also “ repeatedly ” banged her head against the wall and hit her feet with a riding crop so hard that she could no longer walk.

Oh no: the movie was originally scheduled for a December 2019 release date, but was delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and underperformance of other feature films at the box office.

Oh no: the movie was originally scheduled for a December 2019 release date, but was delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and underperformance of other feature films at the box office.

Oh no: the movie was originally scheduled for a December 2019 release date, but was delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and underperformance of other feature films at the box office.

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