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Armie Hammer Addressed Those Alleged DMs And Has Dropped Out Of A Movie With J.Lo

“I’m not responding to these bullshit claims."

You know Armie Hammer.

Armie Hammer attends the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards in a casual suit
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Over the weekend, unverified Instagram DMs were shared on social media that depicted Hammer allegedly engaging in sexually aggressive and potentially disturbing conversations.

Armie doing an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden
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Hammer was also about to start production on the action-comedy Shotgun Wedding opposite Jennifer Lopez — but Variety reports that, following the controversy stirred up by the alleged DMs, the actor will be stepping away from the film and his role will be recast.

Actor Armie Hammer is seen outside the Today Show on March 9, 2020 in New York City
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Along with exiting the film, Hammer issued a statement explaining his decision and addressing the conversation surrounding the alleged DMs.

Armie Hammer attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Bad Boys For Life"
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“I’m not responding to these bullshit 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.

Armie Hammer attends the MDL Beast Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Hammer also said that the film's studio, Lionsgate, "is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.” A rep for the film also said the following: “Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.”

Armie Hammer poses at the MDL Beast Festival
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Variety reports that some of the alleged DMs included "the actor appearing to write to a woman on [Instagram] that he is '100% a cannibal' and desired to 'drink your blood.'"

Armie Hammer arrives at the Go Campaign's 13th Annual Go Gala
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Whatever the case may be, we'll see if this story has any new developments.

Actor Armie Hammer attends the New York screening after party for "Hotel Mumbai"
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