Armie Hammer Says He Was Abused by Youth Pastor at Age 13
ARMIE HAMMER SAYS HE WAS ABUSED BY YOUTH PRIEST AT 13 IN NEW INTERVIEW
Armie Hammer is back in the news. But this time it’s not yet another allegation about how he assaulted women sexually in bed, biting them or otherwise. Now, he’s choosing to be back in the news. He gave his first interview in over a year with Air Mail last week, and seems to be trying to create a footprint of empathy to stand on to maybe begin to rehabilitate his image. The biggest topic he brought up was how he was sexually abused by a youth pastor when he was 13 years old.
HAMMER LOST IT ALL FROM MULTIPLE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS
Armie Hammer had it all. Good looks, height and decent acting chops with a number of big movies under his belt. But in 2021, a number of sexual misconduct and abuse allegations were made against him. He’s now divorced and his brand is toxic in the entertainment industry. He denies any criminal wrongdoing, and says all of the encounters were consensual. But he’s now trying to provide some context, saying, “I had a very intense and extreme lifestyle. I would scoop up these women, bring them into it – into this whirlwind of travel and sex and drugs and big emotions flying around – and then as soon as I was done, I’d just drop them off and move on to the next woman, leaving that woman feeling abandoned or used.”
ARMIE HAMMER TESTING THE WATERS ON BRAND REHABILITATION
That context likely isn’t enough to help his image, though it’s a start. But talking about how he was sexually abused by a youth pastor at the age of 13 for nearly a year might start to change some people’s perspective to one that includes empathy. Armie Hammer also said that the abuse was an experience that would eventually lead him to his interest in BDSM. He says that his sense of powerlessness as a sexual abuse victim led him to have to have absolute control, sexually. We’ll have to see how this interview lands with the industry and fans. It’s clearly just he first rebranding sally in many to come.
Armie Hammer also said in he interview, “I’m here to own my mistakes, take accountability for the fact that I was an asshole, that I was selfish, that I used people to make me feel better, and when I was done, moved on. I’m now a healthier, happier, more balanced person.”