Hollywood actor Armie Hammer has released a statement after a woman, known as Effie, stepped forward to accuse him of violently raping her in 2017 when she was just 20.
“During those four hours, I tried to get away, but he wouldn’t let me,” said Effie. “I thought that he was going to kill me. He then left with no concern for my well-being. I was completely in shock, and he couldn’t believe this, what I loved. He did that to me.”
She added, “I lost interest in living. I just wanted the pain to stop.”
Effie said she will be giving evidence of the rape, including photos of her injuries, to law enforcement.
“From day one, Mr Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions with [the accuser] – and every other sexual partner of his for that matter – have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory. [Her] 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," Hammer's attorney said in a statement to The Guardian.