A woman who dated Armie Hammer has claimed the actor’s mum once told her she was concerned her son was “being taken” by the devil.
Paige Lorenze, 23, dated Hammer for a few months late last year before ending the relationship because she felt “unsafe”. The model claims that during their fling, Hammer carved the letter ‘A’ into her body with a knife. She also said he asked her on multiple occasions to get ribs removed so he could smoke them and eat them.
A lawyer for the Call Me By Your Name star has denied all of Ms Lorenze’s claims, telling The Sun: “These assertions about Mr Hammer are patently untrue. Any interactions with this person, or any partner of his, were completely consensual in that they were fully discussed, agreed upon and mutually participatory.
“The stories being perpetuated in the media are a misguided attempt to present a one-sided narrative with the goal of tarnishing Mr Hammer’s reputation, and communications from the individuals involved prove that.”
ARMIE HAMMER’S MUM HAD CONCERNS
In an interview with KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O this morning, Ms Lorenze said she spent Thanksgiving with Hammer and his mum last year.
Ms Lorenze said that during the event: “His mother was speaking to me about how she felt like, at times, he was like, stuff with the devil, she felt like he was being taken by … she was concerned about it.”
She added: “I think that his family knew that he has these sick kinds of tendencies.”
During the radio interview the model also referenced a tweet which allegedly appeared on Hammer’s social media account last year but has since been deleted.
“He tweeted a year ago or something and it’s a story that he tells people, that his mum in the middle of the night poured hot oil all over him, speaking in tongues because she was trying to get the demons out of him,” Ms Lorenze said on KIIS FM.
Screenshots of the since-deleted tweet are still available online.
REQUEST TO GET RIBS REMOVED
Ms Lorenze told Kyle and Jackie O that Hammer asked her on “multiple occasions to remove my ribs”.
“He wanted to find a doctor in LA to remove the ribs I don’t need,” she claimed. “He has a smoker in his house in LA and he wanted to smoke it and eat it.”
At first, Ms Lorenze claimed she thought he was joking.
“But he asked me five times, so over time it became more of a serious thing,” she said on KIIS FM.
“He would always say, ‘I wonder what it tastes like? I bet it tastes good.’”
When asked if she actually thought Hammer would eat her ribs if she got them removed, Ms Lorenze answered: “100 per cent.”
Ms Lorenze detailed an incident in which she claims Hammer carved the letter ‘A’ into her body using a knife.
“He basically tied me up and he was doing knife play,” Ms Lorenze said on radio. “Knife play made me the most uncomfortable out of everything that happened.
“He looks over me and says, ‘Where am I going to put my initials on you?’ He chose a spot and did it.
“I remember it being uncomfortable and very painful but I honestly blacked out. I don’t fully remember how that felt in that moment because I was in so much pain,” she said.
Ms Lorenze told Kyle and Jackie O that she and Hammer would agree on a ‘safe word’ that she could say if she felt uncomfortable, but admitted that she never used it.
“Ultimately I wasn’t saying ‘no’ and I wasn’t using the safe words, but I didn’t feel like I could,” she said.
“This is where consent is really complicated. I was visibly uncomfortable, I was visibly not enjoying it but I refused to say no because I didn’t want to let him down.”
ENDING THE RELATIONSHIP
Ms Lorenze claimed she ended the relationship with the actor because she felt “unsafe”.
“Over time it got weirder and weirder and I ended things with him ultimately because I told him it was unsafe and I felt sick to my stomach about how weird I thought he was,” the model said on KIIS FM.
“It became unbearable, but in the beginning I was just trying to go along with it because I did like him.”
WHEN THE ALLEGATIONS FIRST SURFACED
In early January various unverified Instagram messages that appeared to be written by Hammer circulated online.
The graphic messages include fantasies about rape, cannibalism and BDSM.
“I need to drink your blood. Why the distance?” Hammer allegedly wrote in one shared DM.
Another saw the star allegedly write, “I’ve cut the heart out of a living animal before and eaten it while still warm.”
Other messages show Hammer allegedly claim he’s “100 per cent a cannibal … I want to eat you. That’s so scary to admit. I’ve never admitted that before”.
In a statement published by Variety, Hammer, 34, called the claims against him “bulls**t” and announced that he was now dropping out of his current movie project.
“I’m not responding to these bulls**t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that,” he said.
The film Hammer dropped out of, Shotgun Wedding, would have seen him star alongside Jennifer Lopez.