Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Armie Hammer Breaks His Silence After 3 Years: “People called me a cannibal! What? You would have to eat people!”

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Armie Hammer is finally coming clean. He appears on a little known video podcast called “Painful Lessons,” hosted by a friend named Tyler Ramsey, and immediately addresses rumors that he was a cannibal.

Hammer — wearing a yellow string on his wrist but looking pretty healthy, says, “People called me a cannibal. Like I ate people! What???? You know what you have to do to be a cannibal? You have to eat people!”

Hammer reveals that after his massive sex scandal, accusations of abuse, and yes, cannibalism, he’s in a 12 step program. He calls what he went through “a death.”

He admits, “I was drunk! I was high and I was acting like an idiot all the time!”

“It was an ego death, a career death,” he says, invoking Joseph Campbell. “A neutron bomb went off in my life. It killed off [everything].”

(Interesting note: Ramsey, a Hammer friend, says often in the interview he was full of “rage” about the bad press. He seems angrier than Hammer.)

What saved him? A rehab program “where they deal with addiction issues.” He reveals “there was sexual abuse when I was a kid.”

“There were a lot of times when I thought I can’t take this anymore,” Hammer says. “I was getting hate…so it just went right in… there was a time I was standing at the shore and I swam out really far and just laying there..a half-assed suicide attempt…But I thought I couldn’t do that to my kids.”

Hammer concedes that his acting career is “nowhere now.” He says he’s not allowed to play in the Hollywood sandbox, but he’s “making my own sandbox.” He’s writing a screenplay with a friend named Jerry.

Roger Friedman
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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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