The long-running criminal case against the canceled actor Armie Hammer has been given a new tail. After an investigation by the police turned up nothing earlier, the complaint is now being processed by the central law office of the district of Los Angeles.
In 2021, Hammer’s former girlfriend, Effie Angelova, accused the actor of violent rape. She stated that Hammer had abused her “mentally, physically and sexually” in 2017 and filed a police report. The subsequent investigation lasted nine months but did not lead to a concrete conviction.
Still ‘House of Hammer’ via TMDb
A spokesman for the Los Angeles law firm involved has since confirmed that the case against Hammer has been submitted to them by the police. To date, the actor has always denied that he has broken the law, and has not yet been officially charged by the legal authorities. Now that the case is pending at the law firm, there is a chance that this will happen.
When Hammer got involved in a police case in 2021, he informed his lawyer that “everything between him and Effie (Angelova, ed.) had been done by mutual consent.” In the same year, he was under fire online for a number of controversial statements, the authenticity of which was disputed by the actor at the time.
5.8 View on HBO Max • Actor Armie Hammer was discredited by sexual abuse and perverted behavior. Turns out he didn’t have it from a stranger.
‘House of Hammer’
A three-part documentary series can be seen on HBO Max, House of Hammer (2022), who explores the controversy surrounding Hammer, paying particular attention to his family.
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