The downfall of the controversial “Name Me By Your Identify” star would be the focus of a particular that guarantees it additionally will look at “the darkish, twisted legacy of the Hammer household dynasty.”
Launching later this 12 months as a part of a brand new slate of specials from ID and Discovery+, “Home of Hammer” will take a true-crime lens to 5 generations of males within the actor’s household, who the logline says “have extra secrets and techniques and scandals than any vault can include.”
“Debauchery. Deceit. Abuse. Habit. Corruption,” the press launch says. “Armie Hammer’s alleged crimes are solely the tip of the iceberg. By means of a trove of archive and interviews from survivors and relations, the darkish and twisted secrets and techniques of the Hammer household come to gentle. Behind the cash and energy lies a dysfunctional dynasty with its male characters exhibiting all of the devastating penalties of privilege gone wild.”
Hammer’s profession went right into a tailspin in January 2021 amid abuse accusations from a number of ladies who shared disturbing text messages detailing violent sexual acts, together with rape and cannibalism.
The actor has since been accused of rape and physical abuse by a girl with whom he had been in a relationship. Hammer has vehemently denied the accusations.
The backlash resulted in Hammer being dropped by his expertise company and exiting a handful of high-profile tasks, together with a job alongside Jennifer Lopez within the upcoming rom-com “Shotgun Wedding ceremony” and the Paramount+ collection “The Supply.”
In a press release to Variety on the time, Hammer stated: “I’m not responding to those bullshit claims however in gentle of the vicious and spurious on-line assaults in opposition to me, I can not in good conscience now depart my kids for 4 months to shoot a movie within the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me on this and I’m grateful to them for that.”
Hammer has since been treated for drug, alcohol and sex issues at a Florida facility as he reportedly attempts to rebuild his relationship with ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers, who split from the actor after 10 years of marriage months earlier than the allegations got here to gentle. The previous couple share two kids collectively.
As for the actor’s household, Vainness Honest printed a deep dive into generations of Hammer men, who the journal stated have a “lengthy and sordid historical past with medication, intercourse, dysfunction and betrayal.” The characteristic revealed that the film star’s great-grandfather, from whom he will get his title, was reportedly concerned in funding Soviet espionage and the Watergate coverup, and that his grandfather killed a person in 1955 and was accused of sexual assault by his daughter.
ID and Discovery+’s slate additionally consists of specials that can look at the Menendez brothers’ homicide trial, the feud between Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, Mary Kay Letourneau’s illicit student-teacher relationship, and the disappearance and dying of Gabby Petito.