Armie Hammer has reportedly checked into a rehab facility following allegations of sexual assault.
The Call Me By Your Name actor is reportedly seeking help at a treatment centre near Orlando, Florida.
According to Vanity Fair, three sources have confirmed that Hammer checked into the in-patient facility in May for “drug, alcohol, and sex issues”.
An eyewitness took to social media recently to report that they’d spotted the actor walking into rehab with his estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, who he split from in July 2020, and their two children.
The person wrote: “Elizabeth and kids drop him off and walk in as far as allowed. A lot of hugs and seemed emotional.”
One friend of Hammer told Vanity Fair: “Everyone looks at Armie thinking that he’s had some sort of privileged life—and that must mean there were no problems in his youth and everything was peachy keen.
“But that’s not necessarily the way things go. Just because you come from an upbringing where financial resources are plentiful doesn’t mean life isn’t without problem.
“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.”
Hammer was born into a wealthy family. His great-grandfather is an oil tycoon and his father, Michael Armand Hammer, is the owner of the Knoedler Publishing and Armand Hammer Productions, a film/television production company.
The actor has previously stated he is financially independent from his family and said in a 2019 interview with GQ that he “doesn’t get any money” from them.
It comes after Hammer, 34, vehemently denied allegations of sexual assault and cannibalism.
A 24-year-old woman, known as Effie, claimed to have had an on/off relationship with Hammer for four years after meeting him on Facebook in 2016. She alleged that he had “violently’”assaulted her for four hours, repeatedly hitting her head against a wall.
Hammer reacted to the allegation in January when explaining why he was stepping away from the rom-com Marry Me.
He said: “I’m not responding to these bulls**t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic.”