Armie Hammer is being investigated by the LAPD following rape accusations, @THR reports.
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-The media’s focus on Armie Hammer‘s alleged kinks and cannibalism comments have seemed to overshadow the more serious allegations about abuse and lack of consent. That might change now that the woman allegedly behind the House of Effie Instagram account, (which was the first to share anonymous allegations against the actor) officially accused him of rape and physical abuse during a 2017 encounter. In a press conference today alongside attorney Gloria Allred, she said “Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles, during which he repeatedly slammed my head against a wall, bruising my face. 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. He then left with no concern for my well-being.”
–Hammer‘s lawyer denied the rape allegation and maintained that his relationship with the woman was “completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.” He also added, “It was never Mr. Hammer’s intention to embarrass or expose her fetishes or kinky sexual desires,” because why not add some shaming?
–Hailey Bieber is on the April cover of Elle, and talks about wanting privacy when she first married Justin Bieber. “I just wanted to hide. I was like, ‘I don’t want people so in my business. I feel like everybody’s up my ass.’ I was like, ‘Can there be no anonymity? Can I have any of it back?'”
-Wait, so Billie Eilish has been wearing a wig? It must be a good one.
–Ralph Fiennes came to J.K. Rowling’s defense, because I guess he doesn’t care about being liked or admired.
-Oof, this interview with writers on crime shows is a brutal read. “We had a quote wall in a writers’ meeting. Every writer would come along with ideas, someone always suggested a character get raped. I said, ‘The thing is, that character’s already been raped.’ There was this big silence, and my boss said, “When was she last raped?” Sexual violence, violence against women, was the go-to for creating any drama. And it went on the quote wall: ‘When was she last raped?'”
-Welp. Kanye West is reportedly worth $6.6 billion. I wonder if that will change the divorce settlement?
-She’s All That’s Rachael Leigh Cook and Vampire Diaries’ Daniel Gillies are officially divorced.
-Meanwhile, the gender-flipped reimagining of She’s All That is coming to Netflix.
-In THR’s new cover story, screenwriters, news anchors, celebrities and more reflect on a year since Hollywood entered lockdown.
-Because nothing is ever over in Hollywood, A Time to Kill sequel with Matthew McConaughey is in the works at HBO as a limited series.
-The Good Place’s William Jackson Harper and You’re The Worst Aya Cash‘s new rom-com We Broke Up will premiere in theaters and on demand next month.
-HBO Max has ordered a documentary on late Clueless star Brittany Murphy.
–Glenn Close and Mila Kunis tackle heroin addiction in the trailer for Four Good Days.