The woman who has accused actor Armie Hammer of rape now says he is being ‘manipulative’ and trying to ‘evoke sympathy’ after revealing that he once tried to commit suicide.
Effie, 26, had accused the 36-year-old actor in 2021 of having ‘violently raped’ her. Soon after, several other women came forward and accused Hammer of being interested in kinky sex and even cannibalism.
The shamed star tried to keep a low profile ever since, but on Saturday the disgraced actor broke his silence, claiming he tried to commit suicide after Effie spoke out.
He has denied the accusations through his attorney and said all of his sexual encounters were ‘completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance and mutually participatory’.
But Effie now says The Social Network star had told her the suicide story years before she spoke out, and is only sharing it publicly now in an attempt to gain sympathy and silence his victims.
Effie Angelova, 26, had accused Armie Hammer, 36, in 2021 of having ‘violently raped’ her
Angelova shared how she told her parents about the alleged abuse she faced at Hammer’s hands
She said Hammer had previously told her about his suicide attempt — even before she spoke out about the alleged abuse
In her Instagram Story Monday night, Efrosina Angelova, ‘Effie,’ told how Hammer’s abuse ‘had affected not only me, but my family.’
She has previously claimed that Hammer ‘repeatedly slammed her head against a wall,’ leaving her with bruises to her face.
Writing on Instagram Monday, Angelova said Hammer ‘was just worried that I was telling my family.’
The alleged victim included screenshots of text messages to back up her claims, including some from Hammer who wrote: ‘This all sounds intense.
‘I’m sorry you are going through all of this and I’m sorry your parents have gotten so involved. And I’m sorry your parents are so hurt seeing you hurt.
‘I am not really sure how to respond or move forward,’ the actor allegedly wrote. ‘Other than to say I’m sorry and I completely understand why you are upset and why your parents are.’
Angelova then went on to say in her Instagram Story that Hammer had previously told her about how he tried to commit suicide, denying that it happened after she spoke out against him.
‘It made me so worried about him, he made me feel bad for telling him his abuse messed me up and it made me want to take care of him instead,’ she claimed.
‘He disappeared for a couple days which only made me more worried about him,’ she said.
‘Now he claims his ocean story happened after I spoke out publicly,’ she said.
‘It seems so manipulative because he knows his ocean story shut me up last time and evoked sympathy and it’s like now he’s trying it again.
‘I think on some level he feels guilty,’ Angelova claimed, sharing a text of her allegedly telling Hammer years ago: ‘I cried again today thinking about what you told me. I wish I could give you a hug and make it better.’
Efrosina Angelova said she thought Hammer was bringing up the story of his suicide attempt to shut her up
She is now accusing The Social Network star of bringing up his suicide attempt and his sexual abuse at the hands of a youth pastor to gain sympathy
Hammer shared the so-called ocean story publicly over the weekend, detailing how he once contemplated suicide on the Cayman Islands.
‘I just walked out into the ocean and swam out as far as I could and hoped that either I drowned, or was hit by a boat, or eaten by a shark,’ Hammer told Graydon Carter’s Air Mail.
‘Then I realized that my kids were still on shore, and that I couldn’t do that to my kids.’
Hammer then went on to defend his sexual interests by saying he has had an interest in BDSM since the age of 13, when he was sexually abused by a youth pastor.
‘What that did for me was it introduced sexuality into my life in a way that it was completely out of my control,’ Hammer said. ‘I was powerless in the situation. I had no agency in the situation.
‘Sexuality was introduced to me in a scary way where I had no control. My interests then went to: I want to have control in the situation, sexually.’
Hammer’s godmother, Candace Garvey, one of only two people he told when it happened, corroborated his story to Air Mail.
Hammer (pictured in 2019) has said he at one point attempted to commit suicide in the Cayman Islands
Hammer’s troubles began when the Instagram account House of Effie started leaking disturbing messages, said to be sent by him between 2016 and February 2020, that include conversations about BDSM, in addition to numerous sexual references to cannibalistic acts and blood-sucking.
In one message, the actor allegedly writes to the woman: ‘I am 100% a cannibal. I want to eat you.’
‘F**k. That’s scary to admit,’ the message continues. ‘I’ve never admitted that before.’
Hammer’s former partners Paige Lorenze and Courtney Vucekovich later also accused him of being physically and emotionally abusive while they were together.
Lorenze told Page Six that the actor had carved the letter ‘A’ into her pelvis to brand her and then sucked the blood that oozed out.
She also accused him of being emotionally manipulative and said he repeatedly spoke of ‘consuming her.’
After the allegations first began to mount in January, Hammer stepped down from a role in Jennifer Lopez’s film Shotgun Wedding and denied the allegations against him in a statement to the Daily Mail.
‘I’m not responding to these b******* 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,’ he said.
A representative for the production said ‘Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.’
Speaking at a press conference, Effie claimed that Hammer ‘repeatedly slammed her head against a wall’ during the incident, leaving her with bruises to her face
By March, Effie Angelova officially came forward with her attorney Gloria Allred, alleging: ‘On April 24, 2017, Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles. During which he repeatedly slapped my head against a wall bruising my face. He also committed other acts of violence against me to which I did not consent.’
According to Variety, Angelova said she thought Hammer was ‘going to kill’ her, and claimed he beat her feet during the alleged attack ‘so they would hurt’ and said she tried to leave ‘but he wouldn’t let’ her.
Angelova alleges she met Hammer on Facebook when she was 20, and admitted to falling in love with the actor, although she now believes she fell victim to ‘manipulation tactics’.
She claimed: ‘He would often test my devotion to him. He abused me mentally, emotionally and sexually.’
Shortly after, the LAPD confirmed it was investigating the actor after a ‘community member’ came forward with an attorney on February 3 2021 with a sexual assault claim.
Hammer has denied the accusations through his attorney and said that all of his sexual encounters have been ‘completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance and mutually participatory’
Hammer has denied the allegations made against him, and his lawyer has provided screenshots of alleged text conversations between him and Angelova which seemingly suggest he told her they couldn’t pursue a relationship, though these are not verified.
In one message, Hammer allegedly told Angelova: ‘I am not going to be able to engage in you in that specific way right now. It never ends well. We can talk and be friends, but I can’t do that.’
The actor’s lawyer also said Hammer’s encounter with Angelova was ‘completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory’.
In a statement, the lawyer said: ‘Effie’s own correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations. As recently as July 18, 2020, [she] sent graphic texts to Mr. Hammer telling him what she wanted him to do to her
‘Mr. Hammer responded, making it clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her.
‘It was never Mr. Hammer’s intention to embarrass or expose [Effie’s] fetishes or kinky sexual desires, but she has now escalated this matter to another level by hiring a civil lawyer to host a public press conference.
‘With the truth on his side, Mr. Hammer welcomes the opportunity to set the record straight. From day one, Mr. Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions with [Effie] — and every other sexual partner of his for that matter — have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.
‘[Effie’s] attention seeking and ill-advised legal bid will only make it more difficult for real victims of sexual violence to get the justice they deserve.’