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Gloria Allred is no longer representing the woman who claims Armie Hammer “violently raped” her.
While a source tells us “Effie,” the woman behind the “House of Effie” Instagram account, fired Allred after becoming upset about her involvement in the “House of Hammer” docuseries, Allred denies she was fired.
“I no longer represent her,” Allred told Page Six via email. “It is completely untrue that I was fired.
It is unclear if Effie has new representation.
Effie did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
Effie slammed the Discovery+ 3-part project shortly after its release, claiming it “exploited” her trauma.
“The way they took advantage of my trauma is disgusting,” Effie told the Los Angeles Times. “When I keep yelling ‘no’ and they keep saying they don’t need my permission, it reminds me of Armie.”
She also told the LA Times that she had no idea Allred would appear in it; however, the prominent women’s rights attorney said in a statement to the publication that “the statements I made on behalf of clients were made because the statements were consistent with our representation, were expressly or impliedly authorized, and were made because I believed that the statements were in the best interest of the client.’
Effie appeared at a press conference on March 18, 2021, alongside Allred, and stated that she and the Call Me By Your Name star had been in a 4-year relationship in which he “became increasingly violent.”
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Effie claims Hammer’s alleged abuse escalated to rape on April 24, 2017, when she was 20 years old.
The now 25-year-old said that during the attack, Hammer “repeatedly slammed” her “face into the wall” and left her bruised.
“I lost interest in life,” she says. “I just wanted the pain to stop.”
The lawyer of the star of “The Social Network” categorically denied all the accusations of Effie.
“From day one, Mr. Hammer claimed that all of his interactions with [Effie] — and any of his other sexual partners for that matter — were completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance and with mutual participation,” Andrew Brettler said in a statement to Page Six after the press conference. “[Effie’s] attention seeking and unreasonable legal proposals will only make it harder for real victims of sexual assault to get the justice they deserve.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the same day that it had opened a formal investigation into the rape allegations. The case continues.