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Armie Hammer checks into rehab for “drug, alcohol and sex issues”

Armie Hammer, the star of Call Me By Your Name, The Social Network and The Lone Ranger, has reportedly checked into a rehabilitation centre in Orlando, Florida for “drug, alcohol and sex issues”.

Originally reported by Vanity Fair, an anonymous source told the magazine that “Hammer checked into the facility on Monday, May 31, with the support of [ex-wife Elizabeth] Chambers and his family, and has been in treatment for over a week”.

Further comments from one of Hammer’s family friends report that the actor is “committed to getting healthy and having custody of his kids”, continuing the friend said, “This is a clear sign that he is taking back control [of] his life and knows that this [is] a step towards his overall well being”. 

His check in to rehabilitation comes amidst a host of rape and sexual assault allegations against the actor which his attorney describes as “patently untrue”. When numerous women began to share screenshots each displaying inappropriate, manipulative messages allegedly sent by Armie Hammer, the actor replied to the claims as “bullshit”, describing the uproar as “vicious and spurious online attacks”.

Such allegations caused the actor to be dropped from a number of upcoming productions, including Ama Asante’s Cold War thriller Billion Dollar Spy as well as the Paramount Plus series The Offer, exploring the behind the scenes making of Coppola’s The Godfather. Written by Michael Tolkin, who also penned 1992’s The Player, Hammer was supposed to fill the lead role of Al Ruddy, the producer behind the classic gangster film, though is now set to be replaced by Miles Teller.

The Offer was one of several major announcements for the new Paramount Plus, a rebranding of the old streaming service ‘CBS All Access’, it joins the spy drama series Lioness created by Taylor Sheridan, the writer behind Hell or High Water and Sicario.

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