Armie Hammer shows off new chest and arm tattoos as he is seen for the first time since ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers went public with new romance
Armie Hammer has been seen for the first time since his ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers went public with her new boyfriend Ricardas Kazinec.
The actor, 36, cut a casual figure in a blue short-sleeved shirt and a pair of white shorts as he showed off his new chest and arm tattoos while running errands in Los Angeles on Monday.
Armie has kept a low-profile since allegations of sexual abuse and cannibalistic fetishism were made against him last year – which were recently covered in the new documentary miniseries House of Hammer.
Outing: Armie Hammer has been seen for the first time since his ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers went public with her new boyfriend Ricardas Kazinec
The film star has denied the accusations through his attorney and said that all of his sexual encounters have been ‘completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance and mutually participatory.’
Armie wore his shirt unbottoned in the outing, displaying a new chest tattoo of an upside down triangle, as well as a second triangle with a line on his arm.
His ex-wife Elizabeth is now dating physio and wellness therapist Ricardas and recently gave a glimpse into their romance when she shared several polaroid snaps of them together on her Instagram account on Friday.
An insider close to the mother of two opened up to E! News to confirm that Elizabeth has found a new romance amid her busy life.
Couple: His ex-wife Elizabeth is now dating physio and wellness therapist Ricardas and recently gave a glimpse into their romance when she shared several polaroid snaps of them together on her Instagram account on Friday
Laid back: The actor, 36, cut a casual figure in a blue short-sleeved shirt and a pair of white shorts as he stepped out to run errands in Los Angeles
Her new beau is from the country of Lithuania, but currently works and resides in the Cayman Islands at a sports and training facility.
The Bird Bakery founder and her two children, Harper, seven, and Ford, five, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Armie, also live in the coastal islands.
The pair appear to be enamored with each other from the adorable snaps the star shared onto her Instagram to announce she has found new love.
The big news of Elizabeth’s new relationship came after a source revealed last year to People that she was slowly beginning to date again following her divorce from Armie.
Claims: Armie has kept a low-profile since allegations of sexual abuse and cannibalistic fetishism were made against him last year – and which were recently covered in the new documentary miniseries House of Hammer
Casual: Armie wore his shirt unbottoned in the outing, displaying a new chest tattoo of an upside down triangle, as well as a second triangle with a line on his arm
Two years earlier, the talented businesswoman filed for divorce from Armie in July 2020 due to irreconcilable differences. The two had been married for ten years.
When the allegations against Armie first came to light, a source informed Us Weekly, ‘Elizabeth was horrified and shocked.’
‘She’s living in a nightmare. She doesn’t even recognize the man she married anymore. She wants to help Armie get help but can’t do it on her own,’ the source concluded.
Shorty after the shocking news broke, Elizabeth released a statement of her own on Instagram where she expressed her thoughts and feelings on the matter.
‘For weeks, I’ve been trying to process everything that has transpired. I am shocked, heartbroken, and devastated. Heartbreak aside, I am listening, and will continue to listen and educate myself on these delicate matters. I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know,’ she wrote.
‘I support any victim of assault or abuse and urge anyone who has experienced this pain to seek the help she or he needs to heal. At this time, I will not be commenting further on this matter.’
She then added that she will be putting her focus on her children, including her, ‘work and on healing during this incredibly difficult time.’
Family: Elizabeth is currently living in the Cayman Islands with her two children, Harper and Ford, whom she shares with ex-husband, Armie
Divorce: Elizabeth filed for divorce from the Hollywood actor in July 2020 due to irreconcilable differences (pictured together in January 2020)
Meanwhile, the woman whose claims led to an LAPD into a rape investigation against Armie has spoken out against the new Discovery+ documentary about the case.
Effie, 26, who has not given her name due to fears of retaliation and harassment, accused Armie in 2021 of having ‘violently raped’ her.
She believes House of Hammer filmmakers, Elli Hakami and Julian Hobbs, are doing more harm than good.
‘It is extremely inappropriate of you to exploit such a tragic, vulnerable time in many people’s lives, with no regard whatsoever for our healing process and privacy,’ Effie told the production company behind House of Hammer when they approached her to be included in the documentary series, she told the LA Times.
‘The way they’ve been exploiting my trauma is disgusting. When I keep screaming ”no” and they keep going, saying they don’t need my permission, they remind me of Armie.’
Screenshots of Effie’s Instagram account are used throughout the documentary.
Speaking out: The woman whose claims led to an LAPD investigation into Armie for sexual assault is speaking out against the new Discovery+ documentary about the case
Accusations: Effie, 26, who has not given her name due to fears of retaliation and harassment, accused Armie in 2021 of having ‘violently raped’ her. She has, however, shared photos on an Instagram where she has over 68,000 followers
Documentary: She’s also upset that her attorney, longtime feminist lawyer Gloria Allred, did not tell her she herself was going to participate
She’s also upset that her attorney, longtime feminist lawyer Gloria Allred, did not tell her she herself was going to participate.
Allred told the LA Times in a statement: ‘Statements that I have made on behalf of clients have been made because the statements were consistent with our representation, were authorized either explicitly or implicitly, and were made because I believed that the statements were in the client’s best interests.’
She did not comment directly on Effie’s claim, citing attorney-client privilege.
Effie claims the producers asked her to consent to an interview for the project. She declined, calling it ‘extremely inappropriate’ and saying it was an attempt to ‘exploit’ a tragedy.
‘Effie is the only one in our film who has a standing [investigation] against Armie Hammer,’ Hakami and Hobbs said.
‘So I think it was an editorial decision to allow that to play out and not get involved in something that the LAPD is still investigating.’
Statement: Effie posted this photo to Instagram in May 2021, captioning it: ‘Why Rape Victims of Celebrities Don’t Speak Out’
When questioned about using her screenshots and press conference interviews, they said it was covered by numerous outlets and therefor fair game for use.
Hobbs said: ‘Even though Effie wasn’t there in person being interviewed, she’s clearly posited in the film as the match that lit the fire.’
When asked about her reaction, Hobbs added: ‘If you track her, that’s the way she conducts her social media presence, and we don’t want to say, ‘You cannot do this.’ She has a right to do what she wants to do. The people who are participants in the film are very proud of the work that they’ve done in it. They’re doing press for it. For them, it was a good experience.’
Hobbs added that they don’t share Effie’s view and say they ‘have an obligation’ to tell these stories.
The documentary claims the disgraced actor was obsessed with BDSM, forced a lap dance on a male assistant and drove drunk at 140mph through a residential area.
Allegations: Effie is the only woman who has publicly alleged that Armie raped her. Her story, which she began to share via Instagram in 2021, prompted several other women to share disturbing stories involving the actor (a photo Effie shared on July 19, 2021)
The documentary reiterates claims from Armie’s former girlfriends, who said the actor abused them through BDSM sex, with one woman known only as Effie claiming he raped her during their four-year affair.
An anonymous source who worked as an assistant to the actor also claimed Hammer forced him into a strip club at 10 a.m. to get him a lap dance, which the employee was uncomfortable doing.
‘I was very against it, I didn’t want to do it. He made me believe that I had no choice. I could’ve walked away, but I was scared of the stature of it all.’
The man also recalled one instance when Hammer drove through a residential area at 140 mph while ‘inebriated.’
‘It would scare me like crazy,’ he said.
Miniseries: The documentary claims the disgraced actor was obsessed with BDSM, forced a lap dance on a male assistant and drove drunk at 140mph through a residential area
Accusations: In the documentary, accusers Courtney Vucekovich (left) and Julia Morrison (right) describe their allegedly violent relationships with Hammer in harrowing detail. They shared stories about his alleged BDSM and cannibalism fetish
The documentary also dives into the alleged corrupt and ruthless nature of family patriarch Armand Hammer, whose former media consultant dubbed him ‘the most satanic man’ of the second half of the 20th century.
The documentary is the latest chapter in the unravelling of the former Hollywood A-lister whose career was felled in 2021 by sexual assault allegations and an ensuing investigation from the Los Angeles Police Department that led him to spending months in the Cayman Islands as a timeshare salesman.
The first episode of the series, titled ‘Love Bomb,’ focuses on Hammer’s tumultuous love life and apparent obsession with BDSM, as it opens with an Instagram voice message from the actor regarding a wager to an unknown recipient.
‘This is going to be the bet: If I won, I get to come over to your house with my bag of goodies. Inside my bag of goodies, there are several different bundles of Shibari rope; Shibari is the Japanese art of rope bondage,’ Armie says in the recording.
Shocking: The documentary features the generational sins of the Hammer clan as recounted by the disgraced actor’s aunt, Casey (pictured) who came forward with her stories following the claims against her nephew
‘My bet was going to involve showing up at your place and completely tying you up and incapacitating you, then being able to do whatever I wanted to every single hole in your body until I was done with you.’
In the episode, Courtney Vucekovich, of Dallas, recounts her relationship with Armie, saying it felt like a ‘fairy tale’ before things took a dark turn.
She said that while she indulged the actor in his BDSM fantasies, Armie took things too far during a three-week vacation they took near Palm Springs.
‘It was something that has never been done to me,’ Vucekovich said, refusing to elaborate. ‘It’s very degrading and very belittling. I don’t like to put it out there.’
On another road trip, she claims she suffered bruises and injuries from being tied up by Armie.
‘He puts on this creepy playlist and just, like, the ropes were around [my] neck, wrists, ankles and behind [my] back. I had bruises. I hated it,’ she said. ‘I understand that if this is your fantasy, if this is your thing, more power to you. I didn’t like it.’
Harrowing: Accuser Courtney Vucekovich appears in the documentary. She said her relationship with Armie started out idyllic but went suddenly south as she claims she suffered injuries and bruises from BDSM sex with the actor
Also appearing in the episode was Julia Morrison, a model and actress, who said Armie contacted her on Instagram after she posted a photoshoot picture of her being choked.
‘I’ve wanted to tie you up since I saw those goddamn pictures and messaged you about it,’ Armie allegedly wrote.
Morrison also shared another message, where Armie allegedly shared another disturbing fantasy about her.
‘I haven’t really digested this one,’ Morrison says flipping through her phone and reading aloud a text from Armie, ‘I have a fantasy of having someone prove their love and devotion and tying them up in a public place at night making their body free use. And seeing if they will f*** strangers for me.’
Vucekovich and Morrison also share text messages they say Armie sent, describing more violent sexual fantasies he wanted them to play out – including the infamous ‘I’m 100% a cannibal’ text.
Armie also allegedly said he wanted to remove their ribs, barbecue them and eat them.
Paige Lorenze, who was in a relationship with Armie, accused him of slicing the letter ‘A’ into her thigh before sucking the blood out of the fresh wound.
‘He’s obsessed with meat,’ she said. ‘I brushed it off but I do believe that he was serious.’
Armie has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and claims that all his previous relationships were consensual.
Messages: A pair of texts Armie Hammer allegedly sent to Courtney Vucekovich were revealed in the documentary that disturbed the ex-girlfriend
Texts: A series of texts Hammer sent to one of his accusers. It was anonymously shared in 2021 when he was first accused. It is unclear who he sent it to
New job: Armie working as a timeshare salesman while he was living in the Cayman Islands earlier this year
Fake? A brochure featuring Hammer as a concierge at the Morritt’s resort in Grand Cayman. Armie has said the brochure is fake
The second and third episode go further into details about Casey Hammer’s claims against her family, who she said perpetuated a history of violence that ultimately affected her nephew.
Casey, the sister of Armie’s father who became estranged after she was mostly ignored by in her grandfather’s multi-million-dollar will in 1990 – reported to be worth about $800million – said violence runs in the family.
‘On the outside we were a perfect family. But magnify Succession a million times, and it as my family,’ she said, ‘If you believe about making deals with the devil, the Hammers are top of the totem pole.
‘Every generation in my family has been involved in dark misdeeds, and it just gets worse and worse and worse.’
Armie’s great-grandfather and namesake, Armand Hammer, made millions in the oil industry but left his family deeply divided in his 1990 will, which favored some and slighted others.
Armie’s father, Michael, was inherited the bulk of the fortune, while Casey and her father received $250,000 and $500,000 respectively.
Violence and scandal has plagued the family throughout its stories history, with Armand being convicted of manslaughter in 1920 over a botched abortion he tried to administer, and Armie’s grandfather, Julian, killing a man in 1955 over a gambling debt. He dodged those charges by claiming self-defense.
Family: Armie pictured as a child being held by his great grandfather Armand Hammer. His father, Michael Hammer, crouches to the right
Casey also claimed Julian got into a fight with Michael after he allegedly offered his son $1 million for his his girlfriend.
‘My brother, it was like a monster unleashed,’ she said, recalling the fight. ‘They both said, ‘I’m going to kill you,’ and they ran outside.
‘When I finally circled the building, I saw police had separated them.’
She said Julian came out the winner in that conflict as Michael’s girlfriend left to live with his father for eight months.
Also taking shots at the family was Neil Lyndon, Armand Hammer’s former political and media consultant, who claims the family patriarch tried to cozy up to Prince Charles to restore his public image after being convicted of hiding contributions to President Nixon’s re-election campaign.
Lyndon said Armand donated 40 million pounds to charitable causes that the royal was keen on promoting.
Describing his former boss, Lyndon described Armand as ‘the most satanic man’ of the second half of the 20th century.
‘Armand Hammer was the embodiment of sin,’ Lyndon said.
Edward Epstein, an investigative journalist who once profiled Armand Hammer, also chimed in on the alleged ruthless and corrupt nature of the family patriarch.
‘Hammer was a master at bribery,’ he said. ‘Armand Hammer would go to a powerful person. He would offer them money and illegal cash bribes.
He would deliver the money and Julian would record the entire crime being committed so he could later blackmail the person. …Hammer had no shame. He ignored all laws.
‘The extraordinary thing about the Hammer family is the consistency of vice over virtue,’ he added.
Ancestor: Armand Hammer’s former media consultant and the reported who profiled him described him as a ruthless and corrupt men