Armie Hammer is out Shotgun wedding, an action comedy starring Jennifer Lopez, as the actor is embroiled in controversy. He also hit back at the “*** bull claims” in his first statement regarding the allegedly leaked private messages.
Lionsgate confirmed on Wednesday that Hammer had asked to “step down” from the upcoming role, days after it became a hot topic on social media.
“In view of the impending start date of Shotgun wedding, Armie has asked to walk away from the film and we support him in his decision, ”a production spokesperson told Yahoo Entertainment.
Over the weekend, allegedly disturbing posts went viral attributed to the actor, but unverified. The supposed Instagram direct messages were about cannibalism, rape fantasies and more explicit sexual content. Several requests for comment to Hammer’s publicist went unanswered when contacted by Yahoo, but the actor dismissed the allegations after Shotgun wedding news has been announced.
“I’m not responding to these bullshit assertions *** but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a movie in the Dominican Republic” , did he declare. Variety. “Lionsgate supports me in this area and I am grateful to them.”
Following the alleged leaked messages, a negative news channel followed Social network star, with former flames speaking out and reports surfacing about her alleged lifestyle.
Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers, married for a decade and together for 13 years, announced their divorce in July. They recently reunited in the Cayman Islands where Chambers was in quarantine with their two children, daughter Harper Grace, 6, and son Ford Douglas Armand, 3.
Yahoo contacted a spokesperson for Chambers, but did not immediately receive a response.
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