Armie Hammer's ex-girlfriend says she didn't want to take part in a docuseries about the actor: 'The situation was traumatic'

Armie Hammer and Paige Lorenze dated for a few months in 2021.
Armie Hammer and Paige Lorenze dated for a few months in 2021.Armie Hammer; Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for GO Campaign / Paige Lorenze; Cindy Ord/GC Images
  • Paige Lorenze didn't want to take part in a docuseries about Armie Hammer's alleged abuse.

  • "House of Hammer" premiered Friday and details the family's history of scandals.

  • The 24-year-old content creator referred to the fallout from dating the actor as "traumatic."

Armie Hammer's ex-girlfriend, Paige Lorenze, says she didn't want to take part in a docuseries about the actor's alleged abuse and his family's controversial history.

In an interview on the podcast "Sofia with an F," the 24-year-old content creator said she refused to be involved in the project because "the situation was traumatic."

During the episode, Lorenze said she was love-bombed and manipulated by the 36-year-old. She recalled telling her family how the actor had treated her, to which her sister responded, "that's not safe."

Lorenze previously claimed her former ex-boyfriend used a knife to carve his initial into her skin and asked her to remove her ribs so he could eat them.

The Discovery+ docuseries, "House of Hammer", premiered Friday and features two of Hammer's exes who share messages they claim were from the actor, including one that read "I am 100% a cannibal" and "I want to eat you."

In 2021, an anonymous Instagram account @houseofeffie posted unverified DMs from the actor claiming he had a cannibalism fetish. The woman behind the account identified herself as Effie and accused Hammer of raping her in 2017.

The allegations prompted a sexual assault investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.

On Thursday, Greg Risling, a spokesperson for the LA County district's attorney's office told the Los Angeles Times that a "specially assigned prosecutor" is working with law enforcement on the case.

Speaking with Vanity Fair in March 2021, Lorenze said she ended their four-month-long relationship because "you never know what you're going to get with him — he's kind of a scary person."

Hammer has maintained that all of his sexual encounters have been consensual and has denied allegations of abuse against him.

The docuseries also details abuse allegedly carried out by the men in the Hammer family. Hammer's aunt, Casey Hammer, told Insider she was not surprised to learn her nephew had been accused of sexual assault.

She alleged that her grandfather — the billionaire CEO oil tycoon of Occidental Petroleum, Armand Hammer — her father, and her brother were all sexually, physically, and mentally abusive.

"You don't just wake up one day and become a monster," she said. "It's a learned behavior and again, that's why I wasn't shocked by a lot of what was happening.

Hammer is best known for his roles in films like "The Social Network" and "Call Me By Your Name."

Paige Lorenze and Armie Hammer's lawyer, Andrew Brettler, did not respond to Insider's request for comment.

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