By now, you’ve likely heard Armie Hammer is back in the news thanks to a Discovery+ docuseries that sheds new light on the allegations against the former actor.
(We say “former” because Hammer appears to have been permanently exiled from Hollywood, and is now selling timeshares in the Cayman Islands.)
House of Hammer contains interviews with two of Hammer’s victims, as well as his aunt, Casey Hammer, who attests to the long history of abusive behavior within the family.
Armie’s wife, Elizabeth Chambers, did not appear in the documentary, but she has expressed support for her husband’s victims.
Now it looks as though Chambers might have done more than just support the victims — she might have worked with them in effort to have Hammer imprisoned.
Hammer’s downward spiral began when an anonymous accuser known only as Effie came forward on Instagram with details of the abuse she suffered.
And according to a new report from Page Six, Chambers promptly reached out to Effie in search of additional incriminating information about Hammer.
“I really need custody of my precious children,” Chambers allegedly wrote in a DM at one point.
“Do you think you could make a declaration this week? It will all be private…”
Chambers went on to allege that Hammer had become an absentee father to his children in the wake of the initial allegations.
“He hasn’t even seen the kids, f–king everyone who walks and taking a new blonde out on his dads [sic] boat,” she allegedly wrote.
“I forced him to come here via court order to try to be a father and now he’s a risk to them. He needs to go.”
Chambers went on to reveal her belief that Hammer needed “to be locked up” because he was “hurting people.”
“Again, I don’t want to push you, but with your declaration, we can get him locked up for the evaluation,” Chambers continued.
“I’m asking for the eval and scans. I don’t trust he won’t trick a therapist.”
When Effie replied that Armie was “scaring” her and the other victims into remaining silent, Elizabeth urged her to action.
“We have one chance to stop this behavior and prevent other women and girl [sic] from being hurt and even worse,” Chambers wrote.
“Charges need to be pressed, or nobody will take any of this seriously. As we have seen, they’re very good at deleting things from the internet. He needs to be legal and it needs to be official.
A source close to Chambers confirms that the mother of two had a strong interest in exposing her now-estranged husband.
“Elizabeth wanted Armie exposed just as much as Effie,” the insider tells Page Six.
In statements issued to Page Six, Elizabeth and Effie offer very different takes on the situation.
“Given the extent and nature of allegations that were made, Elizabeth sought to determine the veracity of those allegations,” reads a statement from Chambers’ representative.
“She was very sensitive to all parties involved. The safety and well being of their children remains her priority.”
“It’s unfortunate that Elizabeth, like the producers of ‘House of Hammer,’ is looking to profit from others’ trauma,” says Effie, who obviously felt that she was being exploited by Chambers.
“She can’t call herself a feminist when her ‘best friend’ is an abuser. The ones who need healing are the victims – not the abusers.”
We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.