Actor Armie Hammer is not going to be charged after a protracted investigation of a lady’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in 2017, Los Angeles prosecutors mentioned.
Hammer mentioned on Instagram after a protracted public silence that “I stay up for starting what will probably be a protracted, troublesome technique of placing my life again collectively now that my title has been cleared.”
Police started investigating Hammer in 2021, and turned the outcomes over to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office earlier this 12 months.
“In this case, these prosecutors performed a particularly thorough evaluate, however decided that right now, there may be inadequate proof to cost Mr. Hammer with against the law,” Tiffiny Blacknell, director of communications for the district legal professional, mentioned in an announcement Thursday. “Due to the complexity of the connection and lack of ability to show a non-consensual, forcible sexual encounter we’re unable to show the case past an inexpensive doubt.”
The 36-year-old Hammer mentioned in his publish that “I’m very grateful to the District Attorney for conducting an intensive investigation and coming to the conclusion that I’ve stood by this whole time, that no crime was dedicated.”
Allegations of sexual violence from ladies early in 2021 derailed Hammer’s profession, and he has not labored in Hollywood since. He departed the comedy “Shotgun Wedding” that he was capturing with Jennifer Lopez, left the Paramount+ sequence “The Offer,” concerning the making of “The Godfather,” and was dropped by his company, WME.
Los Angeles police revealed they have been investigating Hammer after a lady utilizing solely her first title Effie appeared at a information convention and mentioned he had raped her for hours, slammed her head in opposition to a wall, and subjected her to different violence.
“I attempted to get away however he wouldn’t let me,” she mentioned. “I assumed that he was going to kill me.”
The lady’s legal professional on the time, Gloria Allred, mentioned she had filed a report with police.
Effie mentioned she was 20 when she and Hammer met on Facebook and started a relationship in 2016, and so they had their final contact in 2020.
The Associated Press doesn’t sometimes establish individuals who say they’ve been sexually assaulted until they arrive ahead publicly.
Allred mentioned in an electronic mail Thursday that she now not represents the lady. It’s not clear whether or not Effie has retained a brand new legal professional, and he or she couldn’t be reached for remark.
Hammer’s legal professional Andrew Brettler mentioned on the time that the actor’s interactions with Effie and each different sexual associate “have been utterly consensual, mentioned and agreed upon upfront, and mutually participatory.”
Brettler launched a screenshot that confirmed a textual content message from Effie to Hammer expressing a want for tough, forceful sex with him. He responds by saying he now not desires a relationship along with her.
Hammer was married on the time to tv persona Elizabeth Chambers. They divorced in 2020.
Hammer first gained fame by taking part in twins in 2010’s “The Social Network,” and is finest identified for his starring roles in 2017’s “Call Me By Your Name” and 2013’s “The Lone Ranger.”