Hollywood 2021: Armie Hammer’s Controversy Gets Bigger

Armie Hammer Dropped by WME


Armie Hammer
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Hammer last week exited ‘The Offer,’ a Paramount+ series about the making of ‘The Godfather.’

Armie Hammer, controversial actor, has been dropped by his agency, WME.

Hammer losing his agency is the latest development of a career in freefall and comes amid controversy over graphic messages he allegedly sent several women over social media.

Sources say that his personal publicist has also stepped away.

Last week, Hammer exited The Offer, a Paramount+ series about the making of The Godfather. Before that, he was forced to resign from Lionsgate’s action romantic comedy, which would have paired him opposite  Jennifer Lopez. (Josh Duhamel replaced him in the movie.)

Hammer’s string of exits came after the revelation of disturbing messages — as yet unverified — that were posted to an Instagram account run by a woman who said she had an affair with Hammer. The messages contain graphic descriptions of sexual fantasies that include abuse and even cannibalism.

Several other women have since said they had experienced similar exchanges with the Call Me By Your Name star.

So far, Hammer has denied the allegations.

Hammer has stayed mostly quiet on the industry maneuvers but when leaving Shotgun, he said in a statement, “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me in this, and I’m grateful to them for that.”