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#Armie Hammer Says He’s ‘Grateful’ For The Cannibalism Accusations — And Details Suicide Attempt Amid Controversy

Armie Hammer is taking those cannibalism allegations in stride — despite the fact that they pretty much imploded his Hollywood career.

The 37-year-old Call Me By Your Name actor had been enjoying true silver screen stardom when it all crumbled in 2021. That year, one ex (Courtney Vucekovich) told Page Six that Hammer “wants to break my rib and barbecue and eat it.” Then a month later, another ex (Effie Angelova) accused Hammer of “violently” sexually assaulting her as well as abusing her “mentally, emotionally, and sexually” back in 2017.

There ended up being no criminal wrongdoing found on Hammer’s part in that instance, and he denied all the claims against him. However, it seriously stalled out the Social Network star’s career all the same. And now, on Sunday, he opened up about what he went through with all that — and how he sees it now.

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Appearing on the Painful Lessons podcast, Hammer addressed all the shocking cannibalism claims that destroyed his reputation. First, he seemed amazed that the world took the cannibalism accusations and ran with them:

“People called me a cannibal, and everyone believed them. They’re like, ‘Yep, that guy ate people.’ Like, what? What are you talking about? Do you know what you have to do to be a cannibal? You have to eat people! How am I going to be a cannibal?! It was bizarre.”

But then things got really interesting — and strange! Acknowledging that there were “discrepancies in whatever it was that people said,” Hammer admitted that he’s “now at a place in my life where I’m grateful for every single bit of it.” Huh?! Grateful?? Really?! He explained:

“I’m actually now at a place where I’m really grateful for it because where I was in my life before all of that stuff happened to me I didn’t feel good. I never felt satisfied, I never had enough, I never was in a place where I was happy with myself where I had self-esteem. I never knew how to give myself love. I never knew how to give myself self-validation, but I had this job where I was able to get it from so many people that I never had to learn how to give it to myself.”

It wasn’t just his acting career that completely halted following the cannibalism accusations, though. The star also stumbled in his marriage, after now-ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers filed for divorce in July of 2020. The exes co-parent two children together now. Regarding the fall of his marriage, Armie added:

“It was an ego death, a career death. A neutron bomb went off in my life. It killed off [everything]. There were a lot of times when I thought I can’t take this anymore.”

He wasn’t saying that last part lightly, either. He admitted on the podcast that he tried a “half-assed suicide attempt” to try to get away from all the pain that he’d been feeling in his life following the cannibalism claims against him:

“I was getting hate… so it just went right in… there was a time. I was standing at the shore and I swam out really far and just laying there… a half-assed suicide attempt… But I thought I couldn’t do that to my kids.”


Now, he’s trying to get his career restarted. During the interview, he indicated that he’s “creating his own sandbox” in that way by writing his own screenplay. Wow! But will it work?? What do U make of all this, Perezcious readers?! Sound OFF with your take down in the comments (below)…

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