The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will not file sexual assault charges against Armie Hammer after a two-year investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.
In a statement (trans diverse), the DA’s office explained that it was unable to prove the sexual assault allegations beyond a reasonable doubt due to the “complexity of the relationship” between Hammer and the defendant.
“In this case, these prosecutors have conducted a very thorough review, but have determined that, at this time, there is insufficient evidence to charge Mr. Hammer with a crime,” the DA’s office said. “As prosecutors, we have an ethical responsibility to charge only cases that we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt… Due to the complexity of the relationship and the inability to prove a forced sexual encounter without consent, we cannot prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt.”
In March 2021, a woman identifying herself as Evie came forward to accuse Hammer of physical abuse during their on-off four-year relationship, and alleged that the actor violently raped her in 2017.
At the time, Hammer adamantly denied the allegations, saying that his relationships with Effie and other women he had previously come forward on social media were “completely consensual” and “mutually participatory.” In an interview earlier this year, he stuck to the situation, but admitted he was emotionally abusive.
Last year, Hammer was the subject of a three-part documentary called Hammer housewhich delved into multiple allegations of abuse and revealed his family history.