A representative for Armie Hammer’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers has spoken out after one of the actor’s accusers was critical of Chambers’ comments about being in a ‘really great place’ with the committed actor.
Chambers, 40, spoke to E! News on Wednesday about her relationship with the actor, from whom she filed for divorce in July 2020. Chambers said Hammer was “focused on his recovery” and that she has supported him.
Effie, a woman who accused Hammer of rape, which he denied, took to Instagram Stories with screenshots of messages she said Chambers sent her, allegedly supporting her to go public with her allegations against Hammer .
The latest: A rep for Armie Hammer’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers, 40, has spoken out after one of the actor’s accusers was critical of Chambers’ comments about being in a ‘really great place’ with the injured actor, 36. Pictured in LA in 2020
A rep for Chambers explained to People the reason the TV personality – who is mother to daughter Harper, seven, and son Ford, five with the actor – had in sending Effie messages.
“Given the scope and nature of allegations that were made, Elizabeth sought to determine the truth of these allegations,” the rep said. ‘She was very sensitive to all parties involved. The safety and well-being of their children remains their priority.’
In one of the messages that Chambers allegedly sent to Effie, she encouraged her to stay ‘focused’ on ‘getting the stories on the record’ and ‘not just the internet’.
In another alleged exchange, after Chambers asked Effie if she had hired a lawyer, Effie replied that she was ‘feeling a little suicidal’ and didn’t have time to chat. Chambers responded to her, ‘I really need custody of my precious child,’ and pressed her to submit a statement of her experience with Hammer to the court.
Chambers and Hammer were snapped in 2018 at the Parisian premiere of his film Call Me By Your Name
Chambers and Hammer were seen at the Oscars in 2018
Chambers is said to have said: ‘I don’t want to pressure you, but your insight is much more profound than the others we have’, adding that she would keep things under wraps.
Effie said in her recent Instagram Stories post, ‘Just some things to keep in mind before anyone else wishes rapists “healing.”
Effie first took to the social media site to make the allegations against Hammer over a 2017 incident, and eventually appeared alongside celebrity attorney Gloria Allred to state her allegations in a press conference in which she said Hammer abused her ‘mentally, emotionally and sexually’ abused.
In the interview with E!, Chambers opened up about her co-parenting arrangement with Hammer, known for films like Call Me By Your Name, The Man from UNCLE and The Lone Ranger.
“We are fully and completely committed to our children and to being together as much as possible in a non-romantic way for our children,” she said. ‘Children need their mother; children need their father. So we won’t do anything.’
Effie shared excerpts of text messages she allegedly exchanged with Chambers about Hammer’s actions
She said of Hammer: ‘There’s the oxygen mask theory: you can’t really care for someone until you’re cared for. There’s a reason on the plane they say, ‘Secure your own mask before helping others.
‘He has been busy securing his own mask. My mask is secured, [the kids’] masks are on, so at this point it was really a lot to direct them, to protect them.’
Chambers said she was willing to “support that process” in an effort to help Hammer be “the best father” and “the best person he can be.”
Chambers added that, ‘Time heals, but time alone doesn’t heal,’ as well as ‘You have to work through it.’
She continued: ‘People are flawed. People make horrible mistakes. People change, by the way. For me, it’s always been about, “These are my limits. If you can meet them, then we can take the next step.” That’s with everyone in my life, but also with myself.’
Chambers told the outlet that she considers herself a feminist and ‘remains in solidarity with anyone who has been a victim of any kind and hopes that they find healing’.
She noted: ‘I’m not here, like, “My life is great,” because it’s been hell for a long time.’