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Armie Hammer says he's 'grateful' for cannibalism accusations

Armie Hammer says he's 'grateful' for cannibalism accusations

Actor Armie Hammer has looked back on the accusations of cannibalism he was facing in 2021

Armie Hammer is continuing to piece his life back together after those cannibalism claims.

In 2021, Hammer was hit with a series of accusations including rape, sexual assault and even cannibalism.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E star was previously married to fellow actor and TV personality Elizabeth Chambers, but the pair announced their split in 2020.

Ultimately Hammer was never charged with any crimes following an investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. He'd always denied the claims.

Police said last year that there was 'insufficient evidence to charge Mr. Hammer with a crime'.

While Hammer denied the claims, the ordeal did spark the 37-year-old to reportedly enter an in-patient treatment program in Florida where he was said to be treated for 'drug, alcohol, and sex issues'.

Hammer described the claims as a 'neutron bomb that went off in my life' on the Painful Lessons podcast, although with reflection he says some of the accusations regarding cannibalism are 'hilarious'.

Armie Hammer chatted with Taylor Ramsey on the Painful Lessons podcast. (Instagram/@ramseyart)
Armie Hammer chatted with Taylor Ramsey on the Painful Lessons podcast. (Instagram/@ramseyart)

The Death on the Nile star said: "There were things that people were saying about me that were just so outlandish. Now I'm sort of able to look at it with a sense of distance and perspective and sort of be like, 'That's hilarious'.

"People called me a cannibal and everyone believed them. They're like, 'Yep. That guy ate people'."

Hammer went on to discuss the 'bizarre' claims he'd been facing and how they've helped him in some ways.

"Even in the in discrepancies, [and] whatever it was that people said, whatever it was that happened, I'm now at a place in my life where I'm grateful for every single bit of it," Hammer explained to podcast host Tyler Ramsey.

"I'm actually now at a place where I'm really grateful for it because where I was in my life before all that stuff happened to me, I didn't feel good. I never felt satisfied."

"I never had enough," he continued. "I was never in a place where I was happy with myself, where I had self esteem."

Hammer went on to say that he didn't know how to give himself love and validation and would get it from things like Instagram instead.

Elsewhere in the conversation, Hammer reflected on losing work as a result of accusations allowing him to spend more time with his kids.

"When I look at it now with a sense of perspective and albeit a much healthier perspective, I'm able to look at things, like, for the last couple years, I've taken my kids to school every single day," the father-of-two shared.

"I've picked them up every single day from school. I drive them around. I take them to what they need to do and then I take them home to their mom."

Chambers and Hammer share daughter Harper, nine, and son Ford, seven, together.

Featured Image Credit: Painful Lessons Podcast/ Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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