A long time ago, if you heard the name Armie Hammer, you likely thought of a reasonably attractive, taller-than-average, American actor who starred in that film with Timothée Chalamet. Now, when Hammer’s name is thrown around, the terms “cannibal” and “abuse” come to mind. You also might hear the question “Did you hear that Armie Hammer now sells timeshares in the Cayman Islands?”
Before we get into the reasons why Hammer’s name is back in the media cycle, let’s revisit why exactly he was ousted from Hollywood in the first place.
In short, the once critically acclaimed star experienced a serious fall from grace back in 2021 when a number of women publicly accused the actor of being both emotionally and physically abusive towards them. From there, it came to light that Hammer potentially had a thing for, well, cannibalism in the bedroom. One particular ex-girlfriend told Page Six that the Call Me By Your Name actor had stated his desire to “break [her] rib and barbecue and eat it.”
What followed was a complete expulsion from the Hollywood scene. Hammer went radio silent and rumours began to fly of him working as a hotel concierge in the Caribbean… Then, it was thrown about that he was potentially selling timeshares in the Cayman Islands—honestly, who knows at this point.
Either way, Brittany Schmitt, another ex-parter of the disgraced actor, has now come out and decided to tell her story, and let’s just say it is definitely worth a listen. Mind you, this is coming out only two weeks after it was revealed that Hammer had gotten engaged to and then swiftly been broken up with by Marina Gris, a 29-year-old woman from Prague. It’s truly genuinely difficult to try and keep up.
So, Schmitt, who hosts a podcast titled This Is The Worst with fellow comedian Brittany Furlan Lee, revealed in an episode which aired on Wednesday 24 January 2024, that she and Hammer were in a “situationship” from August to September 2023.
According to Schmitt, in no way has Hammer found clarity or taken accountability for the extensive accusations against him. Rather, he’s only gotten “worse.” The comedian stated: “I think he’s worse now because he’s manipulating and weaponizing recovery jargon and recovery language. He’s just doing the same sh*t with a different spin on it. Here’s the thing—he’s an actor, and he’s a really good actor, and he’s been given a new script on how to do this whole Hollywood recovery arc, this redemption arc. I do think he deserves an Oscar for the role he’s playing right now.”
In terms of Schmitt’s experience with Hammer’s cannibalism fetish, the podcast host explained that, in her case, he was incredibly honest about his desires and explained it as fantasising over a “cycle of completion” aka “I’m inside of you, I want you to be inside of me.”
Schmitt also recounted that Hammer was attentive to the consensual aspects of this form of fetish, stopping whenever she made it clear that he was biting her too intensely.
That being said, I think it’s pretty evident from Schmitt’s account that Hammer still has a lot of toxicity when it comes to women. The situationship allegedly ended after the actor lied to Schmitt about having COVID so he could go and hook up with another woman.
I highly doubt this will be the last time we hear a woman speak out about the conundrum that is Armie Hammer. I only wish that the man would stay in the Cayman Islands and leave the entire female population alone.