Armie Hammer has exited Shotgun Marriage ceremony, an action-comedy starring Jennifer Lopez, because the actor is engulfed in controversy. He’s additionally hitting again at “bulls*** claims” in his first assertion addressing the alleged leaked personal messages.
Lionsgate confirmed on Wednesday that Hammer requested “to step away” from the upcoming function, days after he grew to become a trending matter on social media.
“Given the upcoming begin date of Shotgun Marriage ceremony, Armie has requested to step away from the movie and we assist him in his choice,” a manufacturing spokesperson tells Yahoo Leisure.
Over the weekend, alleged disturbing messages went viral that have been attributed to the actor, however unverified. The supposed direct Instagram messages talked about cannibalism, rape fantasies and extra express sexual content material. A number of requests for remark to Hammer’s publicist went unanswered when contacted by Yahoo, however the actor dismissed the claims after Shotgun Marriage ceremony information was introduced.
“I’m not responding to those bulls*** claims however in mild of the vicious and spurious on-line assaults towards me, I can not in good conscience now depart my youngsters for 4 months to shoot a movie within the Dominican Republic,” he advised Selection. “Lionsgate is supporting me on this and I’m grateful to them for that.”
Following the purported leaked messages, a string of adverse press adopted about The Social Community star, with former flames talking out and studies surfacing about his alleged way of life.
Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers, married for a decade and collectively 13 years, introduced their divorce in July. They not too long ago reunited in Cayman Islands the place Chambers had been quarantining with their two youngsters, daughter Harper Grace, 6, and son Ford Douglas Armand, 3.
Yahoo reached out to a spokesperson for Chambers, however didn’t instantly obtain a response.
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