There is a new documentary coming out on Discover+ that details the abuse that women suffered at the hands of now banished Hollywood star, Armie Hammer. Hammer, who portrayed the Lone Ranger and was brought down by his own words–spoken and typed–now has to deal with a documentary that shines a light on his family history as well as his own abuse. The abuse ranges all the way up to Hammer declaring himself a cannibal and using that as a threat against women in his life.
Armie Hammer is either regretting his carelessness over the years right now, or he figures the upwards of $180 million empire run by his father puts him above it all. It is hard to imagine Hammer would ever be able to show his face in public again if the documentary lives up to the trailer just released.
The title of the documentary, as per reports, is “House of Hammer,” which “chronicles the deeply troubling accusations leveled against critically acclaimed actor Armie Hammer and the dark, twisted legacy of the Hammer dynasty.”
The trailer includes two of Hammer’s exes, Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison, who describe their abuse and provide what they claim to be texts and voicemails from Hammer.
Vucekovich is seen saying “He pushes your boundaries a little bit at a time. You’re his, completely… I mean, he said, ‘I’m 100% a cannibal.’ I’m freaking out.”
“100% cannibal?” Wow.
Vucekovich also said that Hammer would tie her up when he was “mad,” until she was “completely immobilized. I was closing my eyes until it ended.”
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Hammer’s aunt, Casey Hammer also took part in the documentary to divulge the “dark, twisted secrets of the Hammer family.” Casey compared the Hammer family to the show “Succession,” though multiplied “a million times.”
The family history includes manslaughter, prison, ties to the Soviet Union, and ties to persons diverse as the British Royal Family and Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi.
Armie’s great-great-grandfather, Dr. Julius Hammer, is the ancestor that went to prison. Dr. Julius was convicted of manslaughter and imprisoned in 1919 for the death of the wife of a Russian diplomat after he performed an abortion procedure on her.
Armie’s grandfather, also Julian, “killed a man in 1955 in his Los Angeles home over a gambling debt and was accused of sexual assault by Casey.”
Armie’s great-grandfather was Armand Hammer, who ran Occidental Petroleum Corp. Armand “had ties to the Soviet Union and had high-profile associates, including Prince Charles and former Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi.”
Hmmmm, isn’t that an interesting collection of bedfellows?
When Armand died in 1990, the Hammer empire passed to Armie’s father, Michael Armand Hammer.
Casey is the family whistleblower if you will, and “self-published a memoir” in 2015 titled “Surviving My Birthright.” In 2021, Vanity Fair dedicated an expose to Casey titled “The Fall of Armie Hammer: A Family Saga of Sex, Money, Drugs and Betrayal.”
Casey said that when Armie’s downfall did come, “I was not shocked. You just don’t wake up and become this dark controller, abuser. This behavior is deep-rooted.”
That downfall came in 2020 when Armie’s wife, Elizabeth Chambers filed for divorce. After that, there were allegations of “sexual violence,” rape, and “Messages allegedly from Hammer, which detailed violent sexual fantasies, were leaked online.” Armie was dropped from all of his acting projects and by his agency.”
Armie also “spent most of 2021 at a treatment facility to seek help dealing with issues related to drugs, alcohol and sex.”
Armie, through lawyers, denies anything was non-consensual and that all stories are just terrible rumors.
Jason Sarlanis, president of Crime and Investigative Content, Linear and Streaming, had this to say about the documentary:
” The accusations of rape and abuse brought against Armie Hammer in the last few years are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Hammer family. With ‘House of Hammer,’ we witness truly disturbing details and sinister secrets that money and power couldn’t hide forever.”
“This documentary provides an important platform for the incredibly courageous women who came forward to share their stories, and we hope their courage inspires others to continue meaningful conversations around abuse in our society.”
Watch the trailer:
A shocking Hollywood scandal rips open the Hammer family's perfect façade.
The family's dark secrets finally come to light in #HouseofHammer, coming to #discoveryplus on September 2nd. pic.twitter.com/wddGuo6Elg
— discovery+ (@discoveryplus) August 10, 2022