ARMIE Hammer accuser Effie has claimed he “beat her feet so she couldn’t walk,” in what is a litany of horrific allegations.
Thursday afternoon’s press conference saw an ex-girlfriend of Hammer, who is only identified as Effie, claim he abused her “mentally, emotionally and sexually” during their four-year relationship.
Sobbing as she spoke, Effie said that during their time together she “lost the will to live.”
The woman also alleged that in addition to a horrific four-hour rape, Armie committed “other acts of violence,” and “beat my feet with a crop.”
Visibly upset, she told the room: “He also committed other acts of violence against me too which I did not consent.
“For example he beat my feet with a crop so they would hurt with every step I took for the next week. During those four hours, I tried to get away but he wouldn't let me.”
She went on: “I thought he was going to kill me. He then left with no concern for my well-being.”
Speaking in the press conference, Effie said: "Looking back it is now clear to me he was employing manipulation tactics in order to exert control over me, until I started to lose myself.
"He would often test my devotion to him, slyly removing and crossing my boundaries, as he became increasingly more violent. He abused me mentally, emotionally and sexually."
The 24-year-old continued, "Over the years since the assault, on many occasions the invasive flashbacks were so excruciating they made me feel there was no way out but to take my own life. I just wanted the pain to stop."
Hammer has denied Effie's rape allegation and maintains that the relationship was consensual, according to a Variety reporter.
Hammer's attorney, Andrew Brettler, sent the journalist a screenshot that he claims is between Effie and Hammer, stating she "sent graphic texts to Mr. Hammer telling him what she wanted him to do to her."
"I met Armie Hammer on Facebook in 2016 when I was 20 years old, I fell in love with him instantly," the accuser, who gave only Effie as her name, said as she broke down in tears.
She then went on to claim that Hammer raped her in Los Angeles, "during which he repeatedly slammed my head against a wall bruising my face."
Attorney Gloria Allred later claimed that there are photographs of Effie's "visible injuries."
Effie shared a photograph of herself and Armie Hammer, which Allred claims was taken "prior to the incident that she alleges."
Sobbing, Effie went on to claim: "I thought he was going to kill me."
She went on to claim that she has "lived in fear" of the actor and "lost interest in living."
"I could not comprehend or over come what he did to me," Effie claimed.
The Sun has reached out to Armie Hammer's legal representative and press contact for comment, but has not yet heard back.
Following the press conference, the Los Angeles Police Department has launched a sexual assault investigation.
Hammer has been in the spotlight after a series of graphic texts, allegedly between him and several women, showed Hammer talking about drinking their blood, describing scenes of sexual control, and references to cannibalism.
In one message, Armie allegedly describes himself as “100% a cannibal” and tells a woman “I want to eat you.”
Earlier this month, Armie's ex-girlfriend Paige Lorenze, 24, said in an explosive interview with Vanity Fair that during their relationship she felt “really unsafe and sick to her stomach."
She added: "He told me that I couldn’t have anyone else in my bed. And then I just started to feel really unsafe and really sick to my stomach about things. I was also emotionally dependent on him."
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