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Armie Hammer is courting somebody new whereas staying within the Cayman Islands, a supply tells PEOPLE.
The Call Me By Your Name actor, 34, has been spending time with an area from the island since earlier this 12 months, in keeping with the supply. The new relationship comes as Hammer, 34, faces rape allegations stemming from a 2017 incident with a former companion.
“He is dating a dental hygienist on the island,” the supply says. “They were recently on a ‘staycation’ out East, the other side of the island from where they live.”
“They seem happy and comfortable with each other,” the supply provides. “They seem to have lots of friends and she introduces him to any friends who haven’t met him before when they are out.”
The Cayman Islands is the place Hammer’s estranged spouse, Elizabeth Chambers, has been residing with their son Ford, 4, and daughter Harper, 6, for the previous 12 months, amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Hammer was just lately photographed on the island for the primary time in months. He was seen sporting a noticeably shorter, buzzed haircut, carrying a white graphic T-shirt and khaki shorts.
The sightings come after Effie, the 24-year-old girl behind the Instagram account House of Effie that first anonymously shared allegations in opposition to Hammer, accused him of sexual assault in a four-hour incident that she stated occurred in 2017.
In March, she appeared in a press convention alongside her legal professional Gloria Allred and accused The Social Network actor of rape and bodily abuse.
Shortly after the press convention, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the actor was being investigated in a sexual-assault case that was opened on Feb. 3.
Hammer — who has been married to Chambers, 38, since 2010, and introduced his separation from her final summer time — has denied the allegations.
In an announcement offered to PEOPLE, Hammer’s lawyer denied the rape allegation and maintained that his relationship with Effie was “completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.”
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Last month, Hammer additionally introduced the information that he wouldn’t return to Broadway. (He had been set to be within the forged of Tracy Letts’ The Minutes when it was scheduled to debut final March, however the COVID-19 shutdown threw a wrench within the schedule. It is about to renew for the 2021-2022 Broadway season. The play first opened in 2017, and Hammer had been in previews early final 12 months on the Cort Theater.)
Earlier that week, Hammer was dropped from his final movie undertaking, the upcoming thriller Billion Dollar Spy. The actor beforehand departed Shotgun Wedding with Jennifer Lopez and the Watergate collection Gaslit starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn. Hammer has additionally been dropped by his expertise company and longtime publicist.
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