“This documentary contains graphic descriptions of violence, sexual abuse and coercive control.”
That’s the warning viewers see when they first tune into “House of Hammer,” a new three-part documentary from Discovery+ that details the sexual abuse allegations against Armie Hammer.
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In early 2021, an onslaught of unverified messages allegedly sent by “The Social Network” star to women surfaced on social media after one of his exes began posting anonymous graphic messages in which Hammer was allegedly texting “I’m 100% cannibal.” and “I want to eat you.” The messages snowballed and Hammer’s career went into freefall.
Hammer has denied all allegations, maintaining that all interactions with his sexual partners were consensual and mutually participatory. But several women have accused him of abuse, coercion and even rape, leading to an LAPD investigation.
If you’ve been on social media for the past year and a half, “House of Hammer” repeats a lot of what you may have already seen. But the documentary reveals more than just the messages (which Hammer has never verified), while also digging deep into Hammer’s troubled family history. (He is the great-grandson of oil magnate Armand Hammer.)
The Hammer team has not responded to any of the allegations in “House of Hammer”. A lawyer for the actor declined to comment on the documents when contacted Variety.
Here are some of the biggest bombshells and allegations from the “House of Hammer.”
Hammer allegedly sent a voice note to a woman, saying he wanted to tie her up with ropes and “suffocate” her.
“Okay, fasten your seatbelt. That will be the bet. If I win, I’ll come to your house with my goodies,” Hammer’s voice is heard saying in the series, in an alleged voicemail. “My bet was to show up at your place and completely tie you up and make you weak and then I could do whatever I wanted to every hole in your body until I was done.”
Hammer referred to a woman as his “slave”.
“I decide when you eat, when you sleep,” reads an alleged text from Hammer, as shown on the screen. Hammer was seen frequently calling his sexual partners “kitty” and in one message he reportedly referred to a woman as “My personal little slave.”
“You’re mine! Do you hear me? I own you now. I’ll have you forever,” reads another unverified Hammer text.
Julia Morrison, an artist who says Hammer contacted her on Instagram, appears on camera in the documentary to share some of the messages she says she received from the actor.
“I have a fantasy of having someone prove his love and devotion and tie him up in a public place at night and use his body freely… And see if he’ll fuck strangers for me,” Morrison read aloud, reading the her texts.
In another text, Morrison stated that Hammer wrote: “You don’t think or worry about anything but being a good little pet. My own little slave… in return you will be worshipped, fed and fucked.”
A woman says Hammer showed up at her apartment building unannounced.
Courtney Vucekovich says she met Hammer at a bar in 2019. The next morning, she says she added her on Instagram. A few months later, Hammer messaged her on the social media app, starting a series of daily calls and messages. Vucekovic explains that she and Hammer had become very close through regular communication and would share their trauma with each other, which created a deep connection. She says Hammer is “love-bombing” her, and she believed it.
Before they met in person, Vucekovich says Hammer showed up at her apartment in Dallas, Texas, and sent her a photo of the building. This came after he called her 22 times in a row, she claims. “GET AWAY,” Vucekovic texted Hammer in all caps. “WHY ARE YOU THERE,” he wrote. He claims Hammer replied, “I’m trying to find your scent.”
“I remember being like, ‘Are we flirting? Or is that scary?” Vucekovic says to the camera.
Hammer then sent her photos of the entrance to her building and texted her: “I’m going in. There’s nothing you can do to stop me.” He left her a note. When he opened the envelope, it read, “I’ll sting the hell out of you” with his signature.
“I didn’t know how to feel about the note,” Vucekovic said. “I took it figuratively, not literally. I just thought he wanted intimacy and closeness and wanted us to be together, so I chose to see it as more flattering than worrisome. When I told my friends we were talking, I left that part out. I think that says a lot.”
Hammer tracked a woman’s location on his phone, a woman claims.
Vucekovich, who is the lead accuser in “House of Hammer,” claims that Hammer tracked her location on his phone. One day, when she was out for a ride with a friend, Hammer showed up on his scooter, she says.
“I fell back into it,” admits Vucekovic. “I thought it was romantic. I thought, ‘He’s fighting for me’.”
Vucekovic says she had tried to break up with Hammer, but he wouldn’t leave her alone and she fell back into the relationship.
“When you really care about someone, it’s kind of crazy what your mind is willing to look past or justify,” she explains. “But there are these things that happen all the time … I would have hand marks that would be left on my body.”
Hammer told the women that his bite marks were “a badge of honor.”
“He bites really hard,” Vucekovich tells the camera, showing an image of a bite mark on the skin that she says she believes was photographed by Hammer.
“He tells you to wear them like a badge of honor,” he says. “It’s almost like he convinced me that I’m lucky to have it. As fucked up as it sounds, at the time I interpreted it as love. Looking at it now, it makes me sick. It pushes your limits a little at a time.”
Hammer reportedly wanted to brand a woman.
Throughout the various supposed texts on screen, Hammer’s graphic messages occasionally reveal fantasies to the women he communicates with.
“I want to bite you and leave a mark and then have that mark turned into a tattoo,” an alleged text from Hammer read. “I brand you, tattoo you, brand you, shave your head and keep your hair with me, cut a piece of your skin and make you cook it for me.”
One woman says she didn’t say no, but she didn’t feel safe.
Vucekovich says Hammer convinced her to get involved in BDSM, even though she felt insecure.
“He told me he’s only tied mannequins, never people. He wants to share it with me — this fantasy, this experience, something new that he’s never tried with anyone,” Vucekovic explains. He recalls that in an attempt to escape the situation, he told Hammer that he didn’t feel well. He became furious, he says. “I was thinking, ‘How can I get out of this?’
“He was drunk. I wasn’t. I didn’t say no. I said I didn’t feel well. I said everything but ‘no,'” Vucekovic says, detailing a harrowing scene. She says Hammer put on a “creepy playlist.” and put ropes around her wrists, neck, ankles and behind her back. “I was bruised. I hated it. I understand if that’s your fantasy or your thing — more power to you — but I didn’t like it. It didn’t feel safe. I didn’t feel loved. It was horrible. You feel completely immobilized. There’s something about trauma when you’re immobilized and you can’t move. There’s this fight and flight thing and you can’t do either. You’re just stuck there. I closed my eyes until he was done and he went to sleep like it was nothing.”
Vucekovich shares with producers that she had written in her diary after that incident that Hammer wanted “control” and “conformity.”
“I’ve cut the heart out of a live animal before and eaten it while it was still warm.”
One of the most shocking messages appears to show Hammer stating that he cut the heart out of an animal and ate it.
“I have cut the heart out of a live animal before and eaten it while it was still warm,” Hammer’s alleged text read. “Totally raw. Still hot… I’d eat your heart out if I wasn’t stuck without you afterwards.’
In another text, he reportedly wrote: “I’m 100% cannibal… it’s scary to admit it.”
Another of his messages reportedly read: “I need your blood. I long for it.”
And in another: “I want to see everything… I want to see your brain, your blood, your organs, every part of you… I would definitely bite it… 100%… or try to jump it. Not sure which…probably both.”
One text reportedly shows Hammer telling a woman that he liked to “rape you on your floor.”
“You were the most intense and extreme version of me ever. He raped you on your floor with a knife against you. Everything else seemed boring,” reads one text, allegedly written by Hammer to the woman behind the anonymous social media account, House of Effie. That woman, known as Effie, accused Hammer of rape during a press conference along with her lawyer, Gloria Allred. It became the basis for an LAPD sexual assault investigation against Hammer.
“You cry and scream, I stand over you. I felt like a god,” the alleged text read. “I’ve never felt such strength or tension.”
“I won’t lie,” Hammer wrote in another alleged message. “Crying and crawling while I chased you down your hallway was so exciting.”
Hammer’s aunt thinks the men in her family are ‘real monsters’
The actor’s aunt Casey Hammer, who is estranged from the family, serves as a consultant to the “House of Hammer.” He appears on camera in the documentaries and says he was not surprised when the scandal surrounding the actor emerged.
Speaking about her wealthy family, she says: “Outwardly we were a perfect family, but underneath it all was a dark world of deceit, betrayal and corruption. And that’s why I’m coming forward now. It’s time to stop the cycle.”
Speaking about her brother and the other men in the Hammer lineage, Casey Hammer says Armie Hammer’s treatment of women stems from the other male figures in his life.
“This is the mark of a true monster. You can look in the mirror and not see any aunties or that you’re doing something wrong, and that’s how deep it goes with my brother, and that’s why it’s so scary because he’s unconscious,” she says. “And now, it’s Armie.”
He continues, “Every generation in my family has been involved in dark misdeeds. And it keeps getting worse. There is so much under the surface that is now finally coming to light.”
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