Not to copy/paste and rephrase everything that Jezebel reporter Hazel Cills already wrote this week, but can we pleeeeeeeease stop getting distracted by all of the lurid details pertaining to Armie Hammer’s personal life and pay attention to his ex-girlfriend’s claims of abuse?
To recap, app founder Courtney Vucekovich briefly dated the actor after he and ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers ended their marriage last summer. Vucekovich alleges that Hammer was emotionally abusive and prone to coercion and manipulation, both sexual and emotional. As she told Page Six on Thursday, she began suffering from panic attacks after they broke up because of what she’d endured and ended up checking herself into a 30-day partial hospitalization program designed to treat PTSD and trauma.
All of that’s falling by the wayside in the press, however, because of some wild sexts purportedly sent by Hammer in which the sender engages in kinky talk about violence and cannibalism, which GROW UP EVERYONE would be totally fine in a clearly consensual context. And now, there are more distractions: The Daily Mail found Hammer’s finsta—that is, his secret Instagram for close friends—and published some pics and videos from it in which he talks about having sex, which can be great, and how much he likes doing drugs, which also can be great.
The Daily Mail and other outlets are simply transfixed by the content of these finsta posts, as if having sex and doing drugs are not only indicative of a person’s low moral character or possible criminality but also somehow worse than abuse allegations, which they’re not. Forgive me for this self-righteous soapbox moment, but everyone! Please! Can you get your shit together and get back to what actually matters here? Thank you.
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