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Armie Hammer’s wife breaks silence after abuse, ‘cannibal’ claims

Armie Hammer’s estranged wife has spoken out for the first time since horrific rape and cannibalism accusations were leveled at her husband.

Elizabeth Chambers — who was married to “The Social Network” star for 10 years — sat down with E! News on Wednesday, admitting the past two years have been “hell” for her family.

“I consider myself a feminist and stand in solidarity with anyone who has been a victim of any sort and hope they find healing,” Chambers, 40, declared. “I’m not being here, like, ‘My life is amazing,’ because it’s been hell for a long time.”

Chambers married Hammer, 36, in 2010. The couple went on to welcome two children, Harper, now 7, and Ford, now 5, before announcing their split in July 2020.

Six months later, Hammer became the subject of shocking sexual assault and cannibalism accusations after the Instagram account “House of Effie” began sharing screenshots of sickening messages purportedly penned by the star.

In March 2021, the woman behind the Instagram account — known only as Effie — came forward, accusing Hammer of violently raping her for four hours at a Los Angeles hotel in April 2017.

Since that time, multiple other women have also come out claiming to have been sexually assaulted and mistreated by the star — including one woman who claimed Hammer tied her up and told her he wanted to “break my rib and barbecue and eat it.”

Hammer has denied all allegations of wrongdoing, with his lawyer claiming all sexual encounters were consensual.

In her new E! News interview, Chambers did not discuss specific allegations leveled against her former spouse but revealed they are in constant contact for the sake of their two young children.

Elizabeth Chambers has spoken for the first time since estranged husband Armie Hammer was accused of rape.
Elizabeth Chambers has spoken for the first time since estranged husband Armie Hammer was accused of rape.
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Chambers and Hammer share two children together: Harper,  now 7, and Ford, now 5. The family is pictured together in 2019.
Chambers and Hammer share two children together: Harper, now 7, and Ford, now 5. The family is pictured together in 2019.
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“Our divorce is not finalized, but we are in a really great place,” Chambers surprisingly admitted. “We talk all the time. We’re committed fully and wholly to our children and to being together as much as possible in a non-romantic way for our kids. Kids need their mom; kids need their dad. So there’s nothing we won’t do.”

She also stated that she has been “supporting” Hammer through his “healing” and even appeared to hint that her ex has been reformed, claiming that “people change.”

“Armie has been focused on his healing. I’m here to support that process. It’s going to make him the best father, the best person he can be,” the brunette explained. “At the end of the day, that’s the goal. We’re in constant communication and all that matters is that he is the best dad for our children.”

“Time does heal, but time alone doesn’t heal. You need to work through it. People are flawed. People make horrible mistakes. People change, by the way,” she further remarked.

Chambers and Hammer split in July 2020 — six months before abuse allegations began to be leveled against the actor. The pair are pictured together in 2019.
Chambers and Hammer split in July 2020 — six months before abuse allegations began to be leveled against the actor. The pair are pictured together in 2019.
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The former couple is pictured together in January 2020 — six months before announcing their split.
The former couple is pictured together in January 2020 — six months before announcing their split.
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Chambers has spent the past several years residing in the Cayman Islands close to Hammer — who has reportedly been selling timeshares at a resort there.

“I describe myself as very focused and very clear—and healed, honestly. I feel like I’m in a really good space,” the mom-of-two declared, adding that she’s ready to return to Los Angeles.

Chambers also confirmed that she is now in a new relationship — just days after she shared photos of herself cozying up to a new mystery man on her Instagram page.

Meanwhile, the brunette also disclosed that she recently watched the new Discovery+ docuseries “House of Hammer” that delves into her estranged husband’s alleged acts of abuse.

“It was obviously heartbreaking on so many levels and very painful,” Chambers said of watching the show.

Chambers admitted that she watched "House of Hammer" — the new documentary that delves into her husband's alleged acts of abuse.
Chambers admitted that she watched “House of Hammer” — the new documentary that delves into her husband’s alleged acts of abuse.
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The documentary explores Hammer’s alleged acts within the wider context of abuse purportedly carried out by previous generations of his family.

Hammer is the great-grandson of famed oil tycoon Armand Hammer, whose net worth was valued at a whopping $200 million before his death in 1990.

The doc dives into five generations of Hammer family secrets using “a trove of archive and interviews from survivors and family members” to examine “a dysfunctional dynasty with its male characters exhibiting all the devastating consequences of privilege gone wild,” according to Variety.

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