scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Friday, April 16, 2021

Armie Hammer dropped from thriller The Billion Dollar Spy after abuse allegations

Armie Hammer's exit from the Walden Media project comes almost two weeks after it was reported that the actor was under police investigation. A woman has claimed that she was violently raped by him in 2017.

By: PTI | Los Angeles |
March 30, 2021 12:50:55 pm
Armie HammerArmie Hammer is best known for films such as The Man from UNCLE and Rebecca. (Photo: Instagram/armiehammer)

Embattled Hollywood star Armie Hammer has been dropped from Amma Asante’s thriller The Billion Dollar Spy in the wake of rape allegation. Hammer was set to star alongside actor Mads Mikkelsen in the Cold War drama.

Based on the real-life story, the movie was set to feature Hammer as Brad Reid, a fresh arrival at the Moscow station of the CIA, where he is approached by Soviet engineer Adolf Tolkachev, played by Mikkelsen.

Hammer’s exit from the Walden Media project comes almost two weeks after it was reported that the actor was under police investigation after a woman alleged she was violently raped by him in 2017.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson had said at that time that Hammer was the main suspect in a sexual assault that was reported to police on February 3.

Hours before the investigation, a woman called Effie accused Hammer of rape in a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred.

Prior to that the 34-year-old actor found himself embroiled in a massive controversy after a series of his Instagram direct messages were leaked online by an unverified account earlier this year. These messages, some of which date back several years, detailed affairs, sexual misconduct and cannibalistic fantasies.

Hammer’s former girlfriends have also come on record with damaging allegations of sexual abuse and cannibalistic tendencies, leading to his departure from high profile Hollywood projects such as movie Shotgun Wedding and series The Offer.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
x