LA police: Armie Hammer underneath sexual assault investigation

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Armie Hammer is underneath investigation for sexual assault, Los Angeles police stated Thursday.

Hammer’s lawyer denied the allegation.

Hammer is the principle suspect in a sexual assault that was reported to police on Feb. 3, LAPD spokesman Officer Drake Madison stated. Police would give no additional particulars on the incident or who made the report.

Earlier Thursday at a video information convention, a lady stated that on April 24, 2017, in Los Angeles, Hammer raped her for 4 hours, slammed her head towards a wall and dedicated different violent acts towards her.

The Related Press doesn’t usually determine alleged victims of sexual assault.

The girl appeared on digital camera however recognized herself solely by her first title, Effie.

“Throughout these 4 hours I attempted to get away however he wouldn’t let me,” she stated via tears. “I believed that he was going to kill me. He then left with no concern for my well-being.”

The girl’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, stated that they had given proof to Los Angeles police, together with images of Effie’s accidents. Allred declined to say after they made the report, and wouldn’t verify that it was the one made in February that the LAPD is investigating.

Effie was 20 when she and Hammer met on Fb and commenced a relationship in 2016, and so they had their final contact final 12 months, Allred stated.

Hammer’s lawyer stated in a press release that from the start he has maintained that each one of his interactions with Effie and each different sexual companion “have been utterly consensual, mentioned and agreed upon prematurely, and mutually participatory.”

The assertion referred to as her allegations “consideration in search of and ill-advised” and stated “her personal correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations.”

“With the reality on his aspect, Mr. Hammer welcomes the chance to set the file straight,” Andrew Brettler stated.

The assertion included a screenshot that Brettler stated was a textual content message alternate in July of final 12 months between Hammer and Effie, during which she expresses a want for tough, forceful intercourse with him, and he responds by saying he now not needs a relationship along with her.

The 34-year-old actor was married on the time to tv character Elizabeth Chambers. They divorced final 12 months.

Hammer first gained fame via taking part in twins in 2010’s “The Social Community,” and is finest identified for his starring roles in 2017’s “Name Me By Your Identify” and 2013’s “The Lone Ranger.”

Most just lately, Hammer starred within the Netflix remake of “Rebecca.” A sequel to “Name Me by Your Identify” with Timothée Chalamet has additionally been in growth.

Allegations of sexual violence in current months have derailed Hammer’s profession.

Earlier this 12 months, an Instagram account started posting screenshots of textual content messages allegedly from Hammer way back to 2016. Allred wouldn’t touch upon whether or not her consumer was behind that account, @houseofeffie. When these textual content messages started showing in media studies, Hammer referred to as them “vicious and spurious on-line assaults towards me.”

After these texts have been printed, Hammer departed the comedy “Shotgun Marriage ceremony,” during which he was to star alongside Jennifer Lopez, shortly earlier than manufacturing was to start. He quickly after departed the Paramount+ sequence “The Supply,” concerning the making of “The Godfather.”

Hammer was additionally dropped by his company, WME.

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AP Movie Author Jake Coyle contributed to this report.

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Observe AP Leisure Author Andrew Dalton on Twitter:https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton

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