Following the leak of alleged messages about his sex life, The Social Network actor Armie Hammer has dropped out of one of his upcoming projects.
According to Variety, the alleged messages “shared graphic sexual fantasies, going as far as cannibalism, with the actor appearing to write to a woman on the app that he is ‘100% a cannibal’ and desired to ‘drink your blood’.”
The entirety of the alleged messages are disturbing, so we won’t be posting them here, but if you’re so inclined to find them, a little internet ingenuity and Google searching can help you find them.
In a statement, while Hammer called the allegations “bullshit”, he said he’d be stepping away from the Jennifer Lopez-starring comedy Shotgun Wedding all the same.
“I’m not responding to these bullshit claims 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 film in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that,” Hammer said in a statement. [via Variety]
In a separate statement, Lionsgate reiterated their support for Hammer’s decision to step away from the role:
A representative for the production said “Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.”
Shotgun Wedding isn’t the only project Hammer currently has in the pipeline, as he’s set to reprise his role in the upcoming Call Me by Your Name sequel and is also set to star in the Paramount Plus TV series The Offer, which is about the making of The Godfather. At this time, it’s unclear if Hammer will move forward with these roles.