Just when you thought that things couldn’t get any worse for Armie Hammer, well, they have. Overnight, a trailer dropped for an upcoming Discovery+ docu-series that looks to detail the recent Armie Hammer allegations, including a history of dark secrets his affluent family have kept… until now.
Titled ‘House of Hammer‘, two of Hammer’s exes, Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison, come together to speak about the alleged horrors they have faced at the hands of Hammer. Honestly, the trailer looks absolutely horrifying. From alleged accounts of sexual abuse, threats of cannibalism and even murder, it’s all quite disturbing.
One message Morrison alleges he sent reads, “I have a fantasy about having someone prove their love and devotion and tying them up in a public place and making their body free use and seeing if they will f%&* strangers for me.” Another chilling moment of the docu-series trailer comes in the form of a voice note Hammer leaves one of his exes; a graphic, absolutely chilling message detailing his intent for a violent, sexual encounter. Truly disturbing stuff.
Casey Hammer, Armie’s aunt and granddaughter of Armand Hammer, the businessman who made the family fortune in the oil business, is also heavily involved in the upcoming series, detailing her own personal accounts living under the tyranny of the powerful Hammer family over the years.
“You don’t just wake up and become this dark controller, abuser,” she says. “This behavior, it’s deep-rooted. Every generation of my family has been involved in dark misdeeds, and it just gets worse and worse.”
Last year, amid the height of the Armie Hammer allegations, Casey Hammer announced that she had signed a deal to develop the forthcoming series.
‘House of Hammer’ dives into the allegations against the exiled Hollywood actor—as well as the “dark and twisted secrets” of his family. https://t.co/1z6a26ssSc
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Pre-pandemic, Hammer was on his way to becoming the ‘it’ boy of Hollywood. He was rumoured to be in the last stages of securing the role as Batman in ‘The Batman’ – a role which eventually went to Robert Pattinson – and had a plethora of roles lined up in films including Death on the Nile, Rebecca and Shotgun Wedding. The actor’s fall from grace came crashing down hard when alleged messages he had sent to women surfaced on social media, soon escalating into a full-blown media story (and consequent investigation into alleged sexual assault).
To date, Hammer has strongly denied all allegations of sexual abuse, stating that all interactions he had with the women were consensual.
Following these allegation, it was later revealed by a Vanity Fair exposé that the oil-magnate Hammer family has a dark and often violent history. In 1920, Hammer’s great-great grandfather, Julius Hammer, was convicted of first-degree manslaughter. In 1955, Julian Hammer, the son of Armand Hammer, killed a man inside his Los Angeles home over a gambling debt. In 2015, Casey Hammer alleged that her father, Julian, sexually abused her when she was a child, a moment she recalls in a self published book, Surviving My Birthright.
The three-part docu-series House of Hammer will premier on Discovery+ September 2.