Armie Hammer leaves cast of Broadway Play ‘The Minutes’
The Man from U.N.C.L.E actor Armie Hammer has announced his departure from the cast of Broadway play The Minutes. This decision came in light of an LAPD investigation against Hammer for sexual assault, which he strongly denies. However, Hammer has confirmed that he will not be returning to the show’s cast. Here’s what we know so far.
Armie Hammer leaves Broadway play The Minutes
Variety reported the news of Hammer’s departure from The Minutes, as he released the following statement:
I have loved every single second of working on The Minutes with the family I made from Steppenwolf. But right now I need to focus on myself and my health for the sake of my family. Consequently, I will not be returning to Broadway with the production.Armie Hammer’s statement
Furthermore, the team of The Minutes also expressed their respect for Hammer’s decision, saying:
Armie remains a valued colleague to all of us who have worked with him onstage and offstage on The Minutes. We wish only the best for him and respect his decision.A message by The Minutes team
The Minutes has also faced a lot of delays itself. Written by Tracy Letts, the play was originally going to debut in March 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and now production will resume during 2021-2022.
After leaving The Minutes, Armie Hammer is no longer involved with any project in Hollywood or in the theatres at the moment. Moreover, Hammer has denied all allegations against him, with his legal team calling the accusations “outrageous” and “patently untrue”. They also emphasized that all of his past relationships were completely consensual in that they were fully discussed, agreed upon, and mutually participatory”.
Armie Hammer’s rape allegations were quite severe. Initially, there were allegations of inappropriate DMs on social media, followed by severe rape allegations by a 24-year-old named Effie. She claims the alleged rape happened on April 24, 2017, and explained the incident in detail. Moreover, one of his ex-girlfriends also accused him of subjecting her to abuse.