A new documentary series titled House of Hammer takes on abuse claims against actor Armie Hammer, including alleged violence, branding and a preoccupation with cannibalism.
The Discovery+ series, which premieres Sept. 2, chronicles generations of alleged abuses by men in the wealthy Hammer family.
“Magnify Succession a million times and it was my family,” the actor’s aunt Casey Hammer says in the trailer, released Wednesday.
The three-part series includes interviews with women who say they are survivors of The Social Network actor’s alleged abuse. Two women in the trailer share harrowing stories, text messages and voicemails said to be from the Hollywood star.
“He just acted mad,” Hammer’s ex-girlfriend Courtney Vucekovich says before several ropes are shown on screen. “The ropes were around your neck, your wrists, your ankles and you’re completely immobilized.”
Artist Julia Morrison reveals a text message that reads: “I have a fantasy about having someone prove their love and devotion and tying them up in a public place at night and making their body free use and seeing if they would f–k strangers for me.”
Another text says: “I’m 100% a cannibal. I want to eat you.”
Allegations against the actor surfaced on Instagram in 2021, although Hammer called the claims “bulls–t.”
Hammer was once a sought after actor with roles in Call Me By Your Name and Death on the Nile.
He is the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer, but the actor is now said to be “broke.” According to multiple published reports, he is currently selling timeshares at a resort in the Cayman Islands to support his family.
“The accusations of rape and abuse brought against Armie Hammer in the last few years are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Hammer family,” Discovery’s Jason Sarlanis said in a press release. “This documentary provides an important platform for the incredibly courageous women who came forward to share their stories, and we hope their courage inspires others to continue meaningful conversations around abuse in our society.”
House of Hammer is directed by Elli Hakami and Julian P. Hobbs for Discovery+. Casey Hammer serves as a consultant. All three parts will premiere Friday, Sept. 2 on Discovery+.
Watch the trailer for the docuseries below.