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Armie Hammer Accuser Blasts House Of Hammer Docuseries As Exploitative

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Over a year after first bringing her allegations to the public, an anonymous Armie Hammer accuser is slamming his House of Hammer docuseries for being exploitative. Hammer first rose to stardom with his turn as twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in David Fincher’s Facebook biographical drama The Social Network before going on to appear in a wide range of critical and commercial hits and disappointments, including the film adaptations of The Lone Ranger and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and his Golden Globe-nominated turn in Call Me By Your Name. The 36-year-old actor would find his career upended in early 2021 when multiple women came out with claims of sexual abuse and cannibalistic fetishism against him, resulting in his being replaced on a number of projects, save for Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile.

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Helmed by Elli Hakami and Emmy winner Julian P. Hobbs, House of Hammer chronicles the titular family’s history in the entertainment industry and the various controversies surrounding them in the past five generations, including the recent Armie Hammer accusations. The docuseries has been met with a largely divided response from critics and audiences alike, some of whom have praised its effective look into the past, while others have slammed it for its troublesome subject and presentation of it. With audiences still debating its merits, one major subject is expressing their issues with House of Hammer.


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Following the show’s premiere this past Friday, the Los Angeles Times received a statement from an anonymous Armie Hammer accuser to discuss the House of Hammer docuseries. The accuser, known only as Effie, slammed the HBO Max title for being exploitative of her story and revealing she turned down an offer by the producers to appear in the show. See what Effie said below:

It is extremely inappropriate of [the show] to exploit such a tragic, vulnerable time in many people’s lives, with no regard whatsoever for our healing process and privacy. The way they’ve been exploiting my trauma is disgusting. When I keep screaming ‘no’ and they keep going, saying they don’t need my permission, they remind me of Armie.

Hakami and Hobbs would go on to defend themselves and House of Hammer from Effie’s criticisms, with the latter arguing that those who chose to participate in the docuseries were “proud of the work” and feeling that they have “an obligation” to tell the Hammers’ troubled stories. Hobbs would also go on to argue that while Effie may have rejected the offer to take part in the series, her posting her allegations on a public forum such as Instagram allowed them to utilize screenshots and press conference material of her story for the project. He did, however, note that their biggest goal in including Effie’s allegations in House of Hammer stemmed from their desire to show her as the “match that lit the fire.”


Many who have found themselves against the docuseries have expressed a similar sentiment about the House of Hammer docuseries as the Armie Hammer accuser, feeling that it is too soon to produce such a show and leaving out someone as Effie makes matters worse. With many controversial subjects such as Armie Hammer’s accusations getting multiple docuseries and biographical treatments, with Netflix’s Tiger King proving a prime example, one can hope that a future effort proves less exploitative for Hammer and others involved in the matter. In the meantime, audiences can decide how they feel about the docuseries with House of Hammer streaming on HBO Max and Discovery+ now.


Source: LA Times

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