Timothy Chalamet has addressed allegations of sexual harassment against co-star Army Hammer with his “Call Me By Your Name”.
When asked about Hammer in a new interview, Chalamet made his first comments about the widely circulated scandal, giving a brief response.
“I fully understand why you’re asking this,” Chalamet said in a profile published Monday in Time magazine, “but it’s a worthy conversation-worthy question and I don’t want to give you a partial response.
Hammer was charged with rape in March. She has vehemently denied the allegations against her and all other allegations of sexual harassment, but her career has suffered an irreparable collapse.
Chalamet and Hammer starred in the 2017 film “Call Me by Your Name”, which gave Chalamet his groundbreaking role. A sequel to the critically acclaimed movie was rumored to be working for a long time, but filmmaker Luca Guadagnino never wrote a script, and since Hammer complained, the project seems dead in the water.
The allegation of rape against Hammer comes from a woman named Effie, who believes she now runs a notorious, anonymous Instagram account, which first leveled widespread allegations against Hammer from various women who said she imagined homophobia and was emotionally offensive. Effie, representing power attorney Gloria Allred, accused Hammer of violent rape and physical abuse during a four-year relationship from 2016 to 2020.
Hammer repeatedly denies all wrongdoing and maintains that all of his relationships were in a state of sensation. During the rape allegations, Hammer’s attorney issued a statement stating, in part: “From day one, Mr. Hammer maintained all of his conversations. [Effie] – and for her every other sexual partner – fully consensual, negotiated and agreed in advance, and mutually participatory. “
The rape allegations led to an investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.
The scandal erupted on social media after Hammer’s alleged DM was published on EF’s anonymous Instagram account. When the messages first leaked online, the controversy was peacefully overshadowed by the nature of the allegations, but as more serious claims surfaced, the accused women told Hammer that the actor used his sexual orientation as a smoker.
In the wake of the allegations and the social media storm, Hammer was fired from numerous projects and his organization was excluded from WME.