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Armie Hammer denies "outrageous" rape accusation

Armie Hammer denies
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Armie Hammer's lawyer hits back at "outrageous" allegations after a woman comes forward to accuse him of rape.

Armie Hammer has denied accusations that he raped a woman known as 'Effie' during a four-hour ordeal in 2017.

The 34-year-old actor has been subject of multiple allegations from multiple women over the last few months, with many claiming that he had expressed a penchant for "extreme" sexual fetishes, including cannibalism.

On Thursday, a 24-year-old woman held a virtual news conference alongside the renowned women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred and broke down in tears as she recalled an incident that she claimed took place on April 24, 2017.

"Armie Hammer raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles, during which he repeatedly slapped my head against a wall, bruising my face," she said.

"During those four hours, I tried to get away and he wouldn't let me. I thought that he was going to kill me.

"He then left with no concern for my wellbeing. I was completely in shock and I couldn't believe that someone I loved did that to me."

Hammer's lawyer Andrew Brettler hit back in a statement to deny the allegations, in addition to releasing screenshots of explicit messages supposedly between the woman and Hammer.

"[Her] own correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations," said Brettler.

"As recently as July 18, 2020, [Effie] 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. The screenshot ... is just one of hundreds [she] sent to Mr. Hammer.

"It was never Mr. Hammer's intention to embarrass or expose [the accuser'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."

The LAPD has since confirmed that Hammer is a suspect in an ongoing sexual assault investigation.

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