Armie Hammer (left) and Elizabeth Chambers in 2019. (Photo: Amy Sussman by way of Getty Images)
A girl who accused Armie Hammer of sexual assault is now talking out in opposition to the actor’s estranged spouse, Elizabeth Chambers, following an interview through which Chambers stated she supported her husband’s efforts to prioritize his “healing.”
Speaking to E! News, Chambers confirmed that she has moved on to a “committed relationship” with wellness therapist Ricardas Kazinec, although her divorce from Hammer has not but been finalized. Still, she emphasised that she and the “Social Network” actor are “in a great place” and “talk all the time” as they study to co-parent their two kids.
“Kids need their mom; kids need their dad,” Chambers stated. “So there’s nothing we won’t do.” She went on to notice that Hammer “has been focused on his healing” and that she’s “here to support that process.”
On Wednesday, nonetheless, Hammer’s accuser ― recognized solely as Effie ― shared a sequence of screenshots to her “House of Effie” Instagram account that seem to point out messages despatched by Chambers encouraging her to go public together with her assault allegations in opposition to Hammer.
“He’s truly a psychopath,” one of many messages reads. “And he’s never been with kids all day. Ever.”
In a separate message, Chambers allegedly tells Effie that she wanted Hammer to “leave” the Cayman Islands, the place the actor’s household relocated because the allegations in opposition to him continued to mount.
“I forced him to come here via court order to try and be a father and now he’s a risk to them,” the message reads. “He needs to go. Had a few days with them, but then drunk/high/violent.”
According to People, Effie concluded her sequence of Instagram tales ― lots of which might be discovered right here ― with a observe that learn: “Just some things to keep in mind before anyone else keeps wishing rapists ‘healing.’”
In an e-mail assertion to HuffPost, a consultant for Chambers dismissed the implication that Chambers had urged Effie to come back ahead.
“Given the extent and nature of allegations that were made, Elizabeth sought to determine the veracity of those allegations. She was very sensitive to all parties involved,” the assertion learn. “The safety and well being of their children remains her priority.”
Hammer’s skilled life was thrown in a tailspin final yr when “House of Effie” posted screenshots of messages that appeared to have been despatched from the actor’s account that included references to violent sexual acts and cannibalism.
Though Hammer denied the claims, the controversy that ensued prompted him to withdraw from a variety of high-profile tasks, just like the Jennifer Lopez comedy “Shotgun Wedding” and the Broadway manufacturing of “The Minutes.”
About two months after the messages had been posted, Effie got here ahead at a information convention organized by her former lawyer, Gloria Allred. She accused Hammer of getting raped her in 2017, and stated that the 2 had been in a four-year relationship that ended someday in 2020.
Shortly afterward, Hammer checked himself right into a therapy facility to handle points associated to medication, alcohol and intercourse. He has maintained a low profile for many of 2022, and in July was reportedly seen working at a lodge resort within the Cayman Islands.
The accusations leveled in opposition to Hammer by Effie and different ladies are examined in-depth in a Discovery+ docuseries, “House of Hammer,” launched final month.
Need assist? Visit RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline or the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s web site.
This article initially appeared on HuffPost and has been up to date.