A woman who accused Armie Hammer of sexual assault is now speaking out against the actor’s estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, after an interview in which Chambers said she used her husband’s efforts to prioritize his “treatment.” Supported.
Talking to E! News, Chambers confirmed that she has moved into a “committed relationship” with wellness therapist Ricardus Kazinek, although her divorce from Hammer has yet to be finalized. Still, she emphasized that she and the “Social Network” actor are “in a great place” and “talk all the time” as they learn to co-parent their two children.
“Children need their mother; Children need their fathers,” Chambers said. “So there’s nothing we wouldn’t do.” She noted that Hammer is “focused on her healing” and that she is “here to support that process.”
On Wednesday, however, Hammer’s accuser — identified only as Effie — shared a series of screenshots on his “House of Effie” Instagram account, which appear to show messages sent by Chambers, who encourages her to go public with her assault allegations against Hamer.
“He really is a psychopath,” reads one of the messages. “And he’s never been with the kids all day. Ever.”
In a separate message, Chambers reportedly told Effie that he needed Hammer to “leave” the Cayman Islands, where the actor’s family relocated as allegations against him continued to mount.
“I forced him to come here through a court order to try to be a father and now he is a risk to them,” the message read. “She has to go. Spent a few days with them, but then got drunk/high/violent.”
According to People, Effie ended her series of Instagram stories — many of which can be found here — with a note that read: “Just a few things to keep in mind before wishing for treatment for rapists.”
In an emailed statement to HuffPost, a representative for Chambers dismissed the implication that Chambers had urged Effie to come forward.
“Given the extent and nature of the allegations, Elizabeth sought to determine the veracity of those allegations. She was very sensitive to all parties involved,” the statement read. “The safety and well-being of her children is her priority.”
Hammer’s professional life was thrown into a tailspin last year when “House of Effie” posted screenshots of messages that were sent from the actor’s account that included references to violent sexual acts and cannibalism.
Although Hammer denied the claims, the controversy that followed prompted him to withdraw from several high-profile projects such as Jennifer Lopez’s comedy “Shotgun Wedding” and the Broadway production of “The Minutes”.
About two months after the messages were posted, Effie came forward at a news conference hosted by her former attorney, Gloria Allred. He accused Hammer of raping her in 2017 and said the two were in a four-year relationship that ended sometime in 2020.
Shortly after, Hammer checks himself into a treatment facility to address issues related to drugs, alcohol, and sex. He has maintained a low profile for most of 2022, and was reportedly seen working at a hotel resort in the Cayman Islands in July.
The allegations leveled against Hammer by Effie and other women are examined in depth in a Discovery+ documentary, “House of Hammer,” released last month.