Most had been fully stupefied when a string of weird cannibalism and abuse claims in opposition to actor Armie Hammer surfaced final 12 months.
But Casey Hammer, the aunt of the “Call Me By Your Name” star, advised The Daily Beast in an interview printed Wednesday that she “wasn’t shocked when the allegations came forward.”
“Based on my experiences in my family, I suffered from abuse. It was just a way of life,” she advised the outlet. “You don’t wake up one day and become a monster — it’s learned behavior.”
“Once [the allegations] started unfolding, I was like, here we go, another Hammer man and something that’s being said about them,” she added.
Casey Hammer’s feedback come forward of the brand new ID and Discovery+ docuseries “House of Hammer,” which can premiere Friday. The present guarantees to look at “the dark, twisted legacy of the Hammer family dynasty” over 5 generations. Casey Hammer is taking part within the mission.
In January 2021, a number of girls shared screenshots of disturbing text messages they are saying had been from Armie Hammer on social media. The messages allegedly from “The Social Network” star detailed violent sexual acts, together with rape and cannibalism.
The actor has since been accused of rape and bodily abuse by a lady who had been in a relationship with him.
And though Hammer has vehemently denied the accusations, they introduced his once-promising movie profession to an abrupt finish. He was dropped by his expertise company, and exited a number of high-profile tasks together with a task alongside Jennifer Lopez within the rom-com “Shotgun Wedding” and the Paramount+ collection “The Offer.”
Since the allegations surfaced, the “Lone Ranger” star has since been treated for drug, alcohol and sex issues at a Florida facility, and has been earning money at a resort within the Caymans promoting timeshares, a supply advised Variety.
“As shocking as what he’s doing right now, there’s a generational pattern that’s been in play for a very long time and that no one took notice of,” Casey Hammer advised The Daily Beast. “It just didn’t start there — it goes way back.”