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In the latest set of allegations against Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer, the actor’s ex-girlfriend Paige Lorenze claims the star “took advantage” of her during a several month relationship, and alleges that during one sexual encounter with the actor, he carved the letter ‘A’ into her skin with a knife.
According to Lorenze, who spoke to The Sun about her alleged experience, after the branding Hammer licked the wound and was “bragging” to friends about the act. “I rationalised it with his logic of us being a couple, to mask the truth – but I was completely manipulated,” she further told The Daily Mail.
“I just kind of agreed to it and let it happen, I was just trying to please him,” she told The Sun.
“He would say things like, ‘I want to bite a piece of your skin off and eat it, he would bite me so hard. Sometimes it would basically break skin,” Lorenze claimed. She also alleged Hammer stored mannequins in the basement of his family home, which he used to practice rope tying.
In response to the allegations put forward by Lorenze, Hammer’s lawyer issued a statement – saying “any interactions with this person, or any partner of his, were completely consensual in that they were fully discussed, agreed upon, and mutually participatory,” and called the knife incident in particular “patently untrue.”
“The stories being perpetuated in the media are a misguided attempt to present a one-sided narrative with the goal of tarnishing Mr. Hammer’s reputation, and communications from the individuals involved prove that,” his lawyer stated.
These latest claims come after another ex-girlfriend of Hammer’s, Courtney Vucekovich, told Page Six earlier this month that she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after a two-month relationship, in which Hammer allegedly told her “he wants to break my rib and barbecue and eat it.”
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