The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office is investigating sexual assault allegations against actor Armie Hammer, according to the office’s communications director, Tiffiny Blacknell.
It’s unclear whether the claims are related to the investigation that took place in 2021 or if there are new allegations against Armie Hammer
In 2017, Armie Hammer was accused of violently raping his former partner, who also claimed he subjected her to mental, emotional, and sexual abuse. The Los Angeles Police Department investigated the allegations two years ago, but no charges were ever brought against the actor, and he has consistently denied any wrongdoing.
Hammer found himself at the center of a sex scandal when private messages purportedly showing his interest in cannibalism and rape fantasies were leaked online. Hammer addressed the controversy in February, stating that his interest in BDSM was a result of the sexual abuse he experienced as a child, which he says introduced sexuality into his life in a way that was out of his control.
Hammer claims that the BDSM encounter he had with his rape accuser was consensual
Saying that she planned all the details out, including a “consensual non-consent scene.” He admitted that his behavior towards his partners could be considered emotionally abusive.