Armie Hammer 'in treatment' amid sex scandal - report

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Armie Hammer has reportedly checked into a treatment centre and is seeking help for drug, alcohol and sex issues.

Sources tell Vanity Fair the embattled Call Me by Your Name star is seeking professional help at a rehab facility in Florida after allegedly starting a "treatment programme" on 31 May.

The publication reports Hammer told his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers that he was "ready to seek treatment - and pledging to stay at the Florida facility, outside of Orlando, as long as it takes to get healthy."

Representatives for the actor and Chambers, have yet to confirm the news, but a family friend tells Page Six he is "committed to getting healthy and having custody of his kids".

Chambers, the mother of his two children, filed for divorce from the star last summer, months before multiple ex-lovers came forward with claims of Hammer's alleged sex and cannibalism fetishes.

Los Angeles Police Department officials launched an investigation into the allegations in February, and a month later the actor was accused of rape by a 24-year-old woman, known only as Effie.

During a press conference, the accuser claimed Hammer had mentally, emotionally, and sexually abused her during a four-year on/off relationship, during which the actor was still married to Chambers. He denied the allegations made against him and his lawyer has since provided screenshots of alleged text conversations between his client and Effie, which suggest he told her they couldn't pursue a relationship.

The actor's lawyer also said Hammer's encounter with Effie was "completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory".

In a statement, the lawyer wrote: "It was never Mr. Hammer's intention to embarrass or expose her (Effie's) fetishes or kinky sexual desires, but she has now escalated this matter to another level by hiring a civil lawyer to host a public press conference. With the truth on his side, Mr. Hammer welcomes the opportunity to set the record straight."

The scandal has cost Hammer a string of TV and film roles - he stepped down as Jennifer Lopez's co-star in Shotgun Wedding and was replaced by Josh Duhamel, while Miles Teller has filled his role in The Godfather mini-series The Offer.

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