Thursday, June 13, 2024

Digest This: Part Time Cannibal Armie Hammer Off the Hook as L.A. DA Declines to Bring Rape Charges


Armie Hammer is off the hook.

The actor who claimed to be at least a part time cannibal was under investigation in Los Angeles for rape.

But the District Attorney will not bring charges, after all. He said a proper case could not be made. Hammer’s accuser claimed that the “Lone Ranger” actor had been physically abusive during an on-and-off relationship that spanned four years. She said that he had violently raped her in 2017. Hammer denied her allegations.

The DA said: “In this case, those prosecutors conducted an extremely thorough review, but determined that at this time, there is insufficient evidence to charge Mr. Hammer with a crime,” the office said. “As prosecutors, we have an ethical responsibility to only charge cases that we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt… Due to the complexity of the relationship and inability to prove a non-consensual, forcible sexual encounter we are unable to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Hammer has been living between Los Angeles and the Cayman Islands, where his kids reside with their mother. At one point last year there was a rumor he was selling time shares, but that proved to be false. I wrote extensively about Hammer and his family last year. His father, Michael Hammer, died last year.

The cannibal part? It’s hope Armie has gone on a strict vegan diet.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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