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After weeks of Armie Hammer cannibalizing the celebrity news cycle, his ex-wife, Elizabeth Chambers, has finally spoken out about the abuse allegations against Hammer. The actor has been accused of psychological abuse, linked to his alleged fantasies of cannibalism and rape, by several women via the Instagram account @houseofeffie. On Feb. 1, Chambers posted a photo of an ocean sunset, writing in her caption how “shocked, heartbroken and devastated” she was by the stories of Hammer’s accusers. She continued, “I didn’t know how much I didn’t know,” suggesting she was unaware of Hammer’s alleged actions against other women. “I support anyone who has been assaulted or abused and urge anyone who has felt this pain to seek the help they need to heal,” she added, and explained that she would not comment. more, instead continuing to focus her energy on the ex-couple’s two children.
Technically, Chambers first spoke out about the scandal on January 29, commenting, “No. Words.” on an Instagram post about Hammer’s call me by your name the next film by his colleagues Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet on cannibalism. Amid recent controversy, Hammer has left projects such as The offer, a mini-series on the making of The Godfather, and the Jennifer Lopez film shotgun wedding. Chambers’ full statement is below:
For weeks I tried to process everything that happened. I am shocked, heartbroken and devastated. Heartbreak aside, I am listening and will continue to listen and educate myself on these sensitive issues. I hadn’t realized how much I didn’t know.
I support anyone who has been assaulted or abused and urge anyone who has been through this pain to seek the help they need to heal.
For the moment, I will not comment further on this subject.
My only focus and attention will continue to be on our children, my work, and healing during this incredibly difficult time.
Thank you for all the love and support, and thank you in advance for your continued kindness, respect and consideration for our children and me as we find ways to move forward.
This post has been updated to clarify the allegations against Hammer.