The controversy surrounding Armie Hammer has taken a strange new turn. After the Call Me by Your Name actor backed out of a film co-starring Jennifer Lopez, other claims about him began to surface on social media.
None of them have been verified, but a fresh set of accusations caused the Miss Universe committee in the Cayman Islands to chime in — and report their concerns about Hammer to the police.
What was behind Armie Hammer social media drama
Armie Hammer trended on Twitter and Instagram after someone posted a string of direct messages allegedly from him describing his sexual fantasies. The messages — posted by contained references to cannibalism and other acts, and the screenshots went viral on multiple platforms, including TikTok.
“I am 100% a cannibal. I want to eat you. F**k. That’s scary to admit. I’ve never admitted that before,” read one text. Posted anonymously on the Instagram account @HouseofEffie, a series of accusations from women began pouring in about their alleged experiences with Hammer.
In one instance, an ex of his told Page Six that Hammer had some odd behaviors. Courtney Vucekovich claimed he once said to her he wanted to break her rib and eat it. “If I had a little cut on my hand, he’d like suck it or lick it. That’s about as weird as we got,” she said to the outlet.
Many social media users were appalled and expressed disgust, with some saying they were outraged about consent issues. The online furor prompted Hammer to respond and he announced his departure from the film, Shotgun Wedding.
Hammer issued a statement via Deadline decrying the accusations.
“I’m not responding to these bullsh*t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that,” he wrote.
New allegations about Armie Hammer trickle down to Miss Cayman Islands
Now, a fresh set of accusations have hit social media claiming that Hammer has a burner Instagram account, Metro UK News reported. Another set of old posts attributed to the actor include one about outsmarting a drug test for his custody battle, another about divorce and drugs, and one with a woman in lingerie in a hotel room.
In the latter, the Instagram video with the woman on a bed includes a caption that reads, “Well… my ex (for a very good reason) wife is refusing to come back to america with my children. So I have to go back to Cayman… which sucks. ‘Except there are a few silver linings. Like f***ing Ms. Cayman again while I’m down there.’”
Though the woman’s face wasn’t visible in the post, there was some confusion about her identity.
Miss Universe committee representative speaks out
The video prompted the official Miss Universe Committee Cayman Islands to speak out with a lengthy statement. It was posted on Facebook and Instagram and the group stated they’ve filed a report with the police.
“The Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee is aware of a video allegedly posted by Armie Hammer referring to a scantily clad young woman as ‘Miss Cayman,’” it reads.
“The Committee and the reigning Miss Cayman regard this issue with the utmost seriousness and the matter has been reported to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS). The role of Miss Cayman is in part, to serve as a role model to young Caymanian women. The depiction of the woman in the video goes against all that our organisation stands for and the Committee is consequently requesting that Mr. Hammer immediately remove all references to Miss Cayman from his social media channels,” the message concluded.
Derri Dacres-Lee, chairperson of the committee, indicated the person in the video is not reigning Miss Cayman Islands, Mariah Tibbetts. Hammer and his camp have not responded to the new viral claims.