The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an investigation into claims Armie Hammer violently raped a young woman.

By Alexia Fernández 

The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an investigation into claims Armie Hammer violently raped a young woman.

On Thursday, the 24-year-old woman – identified only as ‘Effie’ – went public with her accusation, alleging Hammer raped her during a terrifying four-hour ordeal on April 24, 2017.  

Speaking at a press conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, Effie claimed that Hammer, who was married at the time, ‘repeatedly slammed her head against a wall’ during the encounter, leaving her with bruises to her face. 

‘During those four hours, I tried to get away but he wouldn’t let me. I thought that he was going to kill me,’ she sobbed. 

Effie alleges Hammer also whipped her feet with a crop – an act that left her in pain for a week. 

‘He left with no concern for my well-being. During and since this attack, I have lived in fear of him,’ she stated. 

On Thursday, a woman identified as ‘Effie’ claimed Armie Hammer violently raped her in Los Angeles on April 24, 2017. The pair are pictured together in a photograph taken sometime prior to the alleged  incident 

Allred confirmed that her client has handed over evidence to investigators, but says no charges have been filed. 

In a statement on Thursday afternoon, the LAPD told DailyMail.com: ‘We can confirm that Armie hammer is the main suspect in an alleged sexual assault investigation that was initiated on February 3. 

Meanwhile, the Hollywood star has vigorously denied Effie’s accusation, describing it as ‘outrageous’ in a statement released by his own lawyer. 

At the time of their alleged rape, Hammer was married to TV personality Elizabeth Chambers. She filed for divorce in July 2020.  

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