A police spokesperson told CNN that an attorney for the victim contacted law enforcement, which resulted in an investigation by the LAPD Sexual Harassment Division on 3 February. Hammer has denied the rape charge.
on Thursday, Attorney Gloria Allred of Los Angeles introduces her 24-year-old client, identified only as Effie, who said she was raped by Hammer.
Effie, who lives in Europe, said that she had a romantic and intimate relationship with Hammer from 2016 to 2020. She was 20 when she met Hammer on Facebook, and he instantly fell in love with her. .
She claims that Hammer often tests her devotion and pushes her boundaries. As time went on, he reportedly “became increasingly more violent,” Effie said.
“He abused me mentally, emotionally and sexually,” she said through tears on Thursday.
Effie alleged that Hammer violently raped her on April 24, 2017 in Los Angeles for more than four hours. He said that he carried out acts of violence against him, in which he did not give consent, such as allegedly banging his feet with a crop. It hurt for him to walk the following week, Effie said.
“I thought he was going to kill me,” he said.
Effie said that she lives in fear of him and has tried to dismiss his actions towards her as a “twisted form of love”. Effie said that she lost interest in living because of the allegations against her.
In a statement, Hammer’s attorney declined to call Effie’s claims “outrageous,” adding that Hammer’s all interactions with him and other partners “fully agreed, discussed and agreed in advance and mutually.” Has happened.”
“Effie[‘s]… Own correspondence with Mr. Hammer is weak and refutes his outrageous allegations, “said Hammer’s attorney, Andrew Breitler.” As recently as July 18, 2020. [she] Sent graphic text to Mr. Hammer stating what she wanted from him. Mr. Hammer replied that it was clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her. “
Bretler’s statement included what he said was a screenshot of a candid text conversation between Hammer and Effie.
“It was never Mr. Hammer’s intention to embarrass or expose [her] He said that sexual desire is fulfilled or murdered, but he has raised the matter to another level by hiring a civil lawyer to host a public press conference.
Allred said it has been “very painful and triggering” for Effie to speak out about these allegations.
Effie said she feels overwhelmingly guilty for not coming out soon, but hopes her story will inspire “survivors of sexual assault around the world” to come forward with their stories in hopes of justice.
“Despite the emotional cost that he has had to pay for by speaking his truth, he has found the courage to discuss what has happened to him for two reasons,” the friend said. “At first, she wants to warn other women who may come in contact with Mr. Hammer of potential dangers in their relationships with them.
“Second, Effie has been approached by several others who have also alleged that they have also been sexually victimized by Mr. Hammer who has happened to them.”
Allred said that there are no plans to file a lawsuit at this time, but that the evidence has been turned over to law enforcement who could assist in Hammer’s investigation.
“We think it is important that these serious allegations are investigated,” Friend said. “We look forward to learning if Mr. Hammer, rather than his representatives, will be ready to assist investigators in their search for the truth.”
In January, the 34-year-old actor released a statement in response to allegations by his ex-girlfriend Paige Lorenz that he said all sexual activity outside his marriage was “completely consensual in which they were fully in discussion,” let agreed.” Mutual participant. ”