Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer
Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer

Elizabeth Chambers focusing on healing as estranged husband Armie Hammer faces rape allegations

ANI | Updated: Apr 09, 2021 21:16 IST

Washington [US], April 9 (ANI): American TV personality Elizabeth Chambers has been focusing on herself and her children as her estranged husband, Armie Hammer, faces a rape allegation.
According to People magazine, the 38-year-old entrepreneur Chambers, who filed for divorce from Hammer in July last year, answered a question from a fan on her Instagram Story about her quieter presence on social media in the last few weeks.
"Focusing on healing, my babes and work," said Chambers, who shares 6-year-old daughter Harper Grace and 4-year-old son Ford Douglas Armand, with Hammer.
Chambers added, "A lot I've wanted to share but hasn't felt right [at the moment]", seemingly referring to the allegations against Hammer that surfaced last month.
After months of swirling accusations and rumours about the 'Call Me By Your Name' actor, a woman named Effie, who has not publicly revealed her last name, came forward publicly to accuse Hammer of rape last month.
Appearing in a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred on March 18, Effie - the woman behind the Instagram account House of Effie that first anonymously shared allegations against Hammer --accused him of sexual assault in a four-hour incident that she says occurred in 2017.

Effie further accused Hammer of "mentally, emotionally and sexually" abusing her during their on-and-off four-year relationship. At the time of their affair, Hammer was married to Chambers.
As per People magazine, hours after the press conference, a spokesperson for the LAPD confirmed Hammer is the suspect in an investigation opened on February 3.
In a statement previously provided to the outlet, the 34-year-old actor's lawyer Andrew Brettler denied the rape allegation and maintained that the actor's relationship with Effie was "completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory."
Weeks before Effie's allegations, Chambers commented on the rumours about Hammer, including affairs during their time together, in an Instagram post.
"For weeks, I've been trying to process everything that has transpired. I am shocked, heartbroken, and devastated. Heartbreak aside, I am listening and will continue to listen and educate myself on these delicate matters. I didn't realize how much I didn't know," Chambers wrote.
"I support any victim of assault or abuse and urge anyone who has experienced this pain to seek the help she or he needs to heal. At this time, I will not be commenting further on this matter," she continued.
"My sole focus and attention will continue to be on our children, on my work and on healing during this incredibly difficult time. Thank you for all of the love and support, and thank you in advance for your continued kindness, respect, and consideration for our children and me as we find ways to move forward," she added. (ANI)