Armie Hammer Exits ‘Billion Dollar Spy’ In The Wake Of Sexual Assault Allegations
Another movie has been crossed off of Armie Hammer’s list of upcoming projects as the actor navigates through accusations of sexual assault.
Hammer was dropped from the Cold War thriller, Billion Dollar Spy. The movie will star Mads Mikkelsen, from filmmaker Amma Asante.
The Call Me By Your Name star’s exit comes less than two weeks after a woman accused the actor of rape and “other acts of violence” in 2017. The woman, who is only identified as Effie, also alleged that Hammer abused her “mentally, emotionally and sexually” during a four year on-and-off relationship. The LAPD is still investigating the allegations made against the actor.
Hammer denied the allegations through his attorney, Andrew B. Brettler.
Hammer made headlines in January after alleged videos surfaced on social media of the actor sending disturbing messages to various women on Instagram. Hammer called those allegations, “vicious and spurious online attacks” in a statement at the time.
Since then, Hammer has also departed from action-comedy film Shotgun Wedding and The Offer. There are still a few upcoming films that Hammer has already completed before he made headlines, Death on the Nile and Next Goal.
Hammer divorced his wife of 10 years, Elizabeth Chambers in July 2020.