Armie Hammer checks into treatment centre for ‘sex, drugs and alcohol’ issues

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Armie Hammer has checked into a treatment centre for sex, drugs and alcohol issues, according to reports.

The actor and father-of-two is said to have left the Cayman Islands late last month to check into a facility in Florida.

The reports come after several women accused the 34-year-old star of abuse. In March a woman named Effie claimed Armie had raped her in an ordeal lasting four hours in 2017.

Armie has denied any wrongdoing but went on to pull out of a number of high-profile projects including Broadway show The Minutes and a rom-com with Jennifer Lopez, saying the latter was because he needed to spend time with his children amid the 'bulls**t claims.'

Sources close to the actor say he reached out to his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers who accompanied him to the treatment centre along with their two children where they were purportedly seen saying their goodbyes.

Armie is reported to have checked into a treatment centre
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The actor's arrival was first reported on social media, after being allegedly witnessed by a fan who wrote: "Elizabeth and kids dropp[ed] him off and walk[ed] in as far as allowed.

"A lot of hugs and seemed emotional," they added.

A source close to the actor claimed he reached out to wife Elizabeth in May telling her that he was ready to seek professional help.

"Everyone looks at Armie thinking that he’s had some sort of privileged life—and that must mean there were no problems in his youth and everything was peachy keen,” a close friend of the actor told Vanity Fair.

Armie and Elizabeth split last year after 10 years of marriage
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“But that’s not necessarily the way things go. Just because you come from an upbringing where financial resources are plentiful doesn’t mean life isn’t without problems.”

They added that Armie seeking treatment is a 'clear sign' he is 'taking back control' of his life and was seeing the treatment as a step towards his 'overall wellbeing.'

This year saw the Social Network star pull out of a number of high profile projects after several women accused him of abuse.

He was also dropped by his agency WME.

After announcing he was stepping down from his role in Shotgun Wedding alongside Jennifer Lopez in January, Armie addressed what he described as 'bullsh*t claims about his personal life.'

In a statement he said: "I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic."

Armie has been staying in the Cayman Islands with his family during the pandemic.

The actor dropped out of a rom-com with Jennifer Lopez following the allegations
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In March this year a woman named Effie held a press conference where she accused Armie of 'violently raping' her in an assault alleged to have last over four hours in 2017.

Sitting alongside her lawyer, she said: "He repeatedly slammed my head against a wall, bruising my face,” Effie said through tears. “He also committed other acts of violence against me to which I did not consent. For example, he beat my feet with a crop so they would hurt with every step I took for the next week. During those four hours I tried to get away, but he wouldn’t let me. I thought that he was going to kill me."

Armie's lawyer, Andrew Brettler responded to the allegations, by sharing screenshots of messages Effie had allegedly sent the actor.

"Effie’s…own correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations," said Brettler.

"As recently as July 18, 2020, [she] sent graphic texts to Mr. Hammer telling him what she wanted him to do to her. Mr. Hammer responded making it clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her. The screenshot…is just one of hundreds [she] sent to Mr. Hammer."

After Effie's allegations, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed they were investigating Hammer for sexual assault.

Mirror Online has contacted Armie's lawyer and LAPD for comment.

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