Armie Hammer focusing on ‘healing’ in wake of his sex abuse scandal

After it nearly derailed his career, Armie Hammer says he is focusing on “healing” after his sexual abuse scandal.



Armie Hammer says he’s focused on ‘healing’ after his sexual abuse scandal
Armie Hammer says he’s focused on ‘healing’ after his sexual abuse scandal

Armie Hammer says he’s focused on “healing” after his sexual abuse scandal.

The ‘Call Me by Your Name’ actor, 37, made the declaration as part of a series of Instagram updates he has been giving fans since he relaunched his profile nearly three years after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Armie, who returned to the platform last month, shared a long quote on Tuesday (12.12.23) by nun Pema Chödrön discussing the idea of “letting go of everything” in an apparent nod to the fallout from his controversy, which ended up derailing his Hollywood career.

The passage opens with the lines: “Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.

“This is the spirit of true awakening. It was all about letting go of everything. Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing.”

The quote adds “things don’t really get solved” and instead “come together and they fall apart” in a cycle.

It goes on: “The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”

The quote added “room for not knowing” is “the most important thing of all”, and says: “We never know if we’re going to fall flat or sit up tall. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure.”

Los Angeles police launched an investigation into rape claims made by a woman named Effie against Armie, but they announced in May the actor would not face charges.

Armie has vehemently denied the allegations and his other online updates since the scandal include one in November, which saw him post a clip of his laptop playing a movie while he took a train ride.

A few days later, he uploaded a selfie with friends on a beach, captioning it:

“When the LA welcome committee demands you do a cold water plunge in the ocean right when you get off the plane… .”

Armie’s dental hygienist girlfriend Lisa Perejma has not appeared in the few images he has shared.

The actor recently checked himself into rehab to treat his substance abuse issues with support from fellow star Robert Downey Jr, 58.