Elizabeth Chambers hadn’t planned to watch hammer house, Discovery+’s damning docuseries detailing sexual abuse allegations made against her ex-husband, actor Armie Hammer. But one day, after sending their children to school and surrounding herself with her support system, she decided to press play.
“It was obviously heartbreaking on so many levels and very painful. But at the same time, it exists,” Chambers said. E ! New in a recent interview. “The past is the past and all we can do is take this as a time to learn and listen, and hopefully process and heal on all levels.”
The three parts hammer house The series was released earlier in September and delves into the sexual abuse allegations made against the embattled actor. It also examines some of Hammer’s extended family history.
USA today reported that one of Hammer’s former romantic partners said he “talked a lot about the meanness of the men in his family — his father, his grandfather, his great-grandfather.” But instead of being ‘ashamed’ of it, she claimed he acted like it was a ‘badge of honour’.
Hammer was hit with allegations in 2021 that he raped and abused a woman, who was identified as Effie. More women soon came forward, including some who claimed he had fantasized about eating specific parts of their bodies.
Still, Hammer has flatly denied the abuse allegations that have been filed against him, calling them “bull claims.”
Chambers, who starred in 2007 The game plan, married Hammer in 2010, but the couple separated about a decade later. Together they have two young children, a daughter named Harper Grace and a son, Ford Douglas Armand.
Even though Chambers was the one who initiated the breakup, E ! quoted her as saying that a “divorce is a death” and that it was “the last thing [she] always wanted.”
She also revealed to the outlet that her life has been difficult for some time.
“I consider myself a feminist and I stand in solidarity with anyone who has been victimized in any way and hope they find healing,” she said. E ! New. “I’m not here, like, ‘My life is amazing,’ because it’s been hell for a long time.”
Chambers added that she was asked to participate in the docuseries, but ultimately declined.
“In this process, all that matters and matters is the kids and our family,” she said, “and it wasn’t something that was going to align with my goals for them.”
Newsweek contacted Hammer and Chambers representatives for comment.