Armie Hammer first responded to troubling messages reportedly sent by the actor and leaked last week.
He said he couldn’t leave his kids alone for four months while filming Shotgun Wedding, with Jennifer Lopez. It was reported earlier on Wednesday that he was withdrawing from the film.
The Social Network star said TMZ: ‘I am not responding to these b ******* claims, but in light of the brutal and false online attacks against me, I cannot now leave my children in good conscience for 4 months to watch a movie to be included in the Dominican Republic. ‘
He added: “Lionsgate supports me in this and I am grateful to them for it.”
A Wednesday report from PageSix claimed the actor was already leaving the project, while the production spokesperson said, “Given the upcoming start date of ‘Shotgun Wedding,’ Armie has requested that he step back from the film and we support him in his decision.”
Meanwhile, another report claimed that Lopez had also considered dropping Hammer from the movie.
Jennifer Lopez reportedly dropped actor Armie Hammer from her upcoming rom-com, Shotgun Wedding after troubling messages allegedly sent by the actor were leaked
“Jennifer is very concerned about the movie now that these stories are out,” a source has said The sun.
A source extended to The Sun: ‘There have been many phone calls and meetings about whether they can still make the film with Armie as the romantic lead.
“A lot of people have suggested quietly removing him from the project and I think Jennifer could agree,” the insider added.
‘She’s a producer on the movie – does she want to act with him and pretend she’s in love with someone accused of texting those things?’
JLo, who is reportedly ‘shocked’ by the alleged messages, is currently being cast as Hammer’s fiancé on the upcoming rom-com.
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Lopez, who did not immediately respond to comment.
The news comes after a series of screenshots leaked over the weekend claiming that Hammer has written a series of troubling messages about rape fantasies, cannibalism and ‘blood sucking’ on a woman over a four-year period.
The controversy surrounding Hammer was first sparked on Sunday when a series of screenshots featuring graphic messages he allegedly wrote to a woman were leaked by the anonymous, now private Instagram account, House of Effie.
The alleged messages, reportedly sent between October 2016 and February 2020, include conversations about BDSM, in addition to numerous sexual references to cannibalistic acts and ‘blood sucking’.
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In one conversation, Hammer would write, “I am 100% a cannibal. I want to eat you.’
‘F ** k. That’s scary to admit, ”the message continues. “I’ve never admitted that before.”
The authenticity of the screenshots has not yet been verified, but the woman behind the House of Effie account on Tuesday shared new alleged correspondence with Hammer, appearing to refer to her as his “ slave. ”
“You just live to obey me and be my slave,” reads a message allegedly sent from Hammer’s official Instagram account.
‘I will own you. That’s my soul. My brains. My spirit. My body. Would you come and be my property until you die? ‘
The message continues, “If I wanted to cut off one of your toes and keep it in my pocket so that I always had a piece of you in my possession?”
The actor broke his silence on Wednesday to address the claims, which came to light on Sunday
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com on Tuesday, a close friend of Hammer’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers said the actor’s former husband is “ shocked and sick ” by the reports.
The two announced their 10-year marriage was over in July, when a source close to Chambers admitted she was aware of his infidelity, including a relationship with Rebecca co-star Lily James, as DailyMail.com revealed last year , which led to their split.
But Hammer’s alleged extreme kinks are a “complete shock” to the mother of two, with the friend adding, “Armie appears to be a monster.”
They said, ‘Many of these women have reached out to Elizabeth and although she didn’t want to admit it to herself at first, she now knows they are telling the truth.
Armie had a whole different side to him that she was not aware of. Whether it was always there and he hid it, or something happened that completely changed him, she doesn’t know. ‘
The insider claims that one of the women Chambers contacted about her experience with Hammer was so traumatized that his emotional and perhaps physical abuse prompted her to embark on an “ intense rehabilitation and therapy program. ”
As They Were: Hammer was previously married to Elizabeth Chambers
They added: ‘He hunted her when she got out of a relationship. He made her feel very uncomfortable, the things he wanted to do scared her very much. ‘
The graphic Instagram DMs that Hammer allegedly wrote to a woman featured talk of rape fantasies, BDSM, and cannibalism.
Although the posts have not been verified, House of Effie tried to prove their authenticity by sharing private photos that are claimed to be from Hammer.
One includes an undated photo that appears to have been sent from Hammer’s official Instagram account where he grabs his neck, presumably to impersonate choking himself.
Another photo is of a male hand stretched out over a script on a wooden table, claimed to have been sent from Hammer’s Instagram account in an undated message. There is a small tattoo on the man’s ring finger.
Notably, Hammer has a similar looking tattoo on his finger, having previously had Chambers’ initials put on his ring finger shortly after they got married in October 2010.
They also delivered voice messages, in which a man who was supposedly Hammer describes his sexual fantasies and talks about the messages in question.
House of Effie explained that she initially shared a video referencing her alleged affair with Hammer, which brought other women forward and their stories went viral.
The user wrote, ‘Women approached me with their affair stories as we talked for days and nights overwhelmed with grief without sleeping or eating, and some ended up in the emergency room.
‘We have jointly decided that we should speak out after how we were treated and how the women were treated by him in 2020. We cannot allow more women to put up with what we go through in the future. ‘
The prosecution alleges that the women Hammer allegedly had affairs with were recently ‘united’ and were able to ‘put together a five-year timeline’ of his alleged activity.
They concluded that ‘when [Hammer] has a fight with his wife, he reached out for his kitten, and if they had a fight he would just contact his other kitten the next day with the same message. Of course all fights turn around [Hammer’s] bad treatment of women. ‘
It is unclear how many women are behind the charges.
Upset: In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com on Tuesday, a close friend of Hammer’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers said the actor’s former husband is “ shocked and sick ” by the messages