Armie Hammer’s aunt, Casey Hammer, says the abuse allegations Hammer denied weren’t surprising given her family history.
In an interview with The Daily Beast published Wednesday ahead of Friday’s premiere. Hammer’s house In the Discovery+ documentary, Casey said he was “not shocked when the allegations were filed.”
“Based on my experience in the family, I suffered abuse. It was just a way of life,” she told the outlet. It’s action.”
Casey continues, “Once upon a time [the allegations] When it started to unfold I was like, well, another Hummer guy and something about them being said.
Army’s attorney, 36, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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Hammer was embroiled in controversy after a message leaked online that allegedly detailed violent sexual fantasies from the actor. call me by your name Star denied.
Hammer’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, previously said in a statement: vanity fair“All interactions between Mr. Hammer and his former partners were consensual. They were fully discussed, pre-agreed with his partners and mutual participation. The stories perpetuated in the media were designed to be obscene in order to harm Mr. Hammer, but that doesn’t make them true.”
Earlier this month, discovery+ Hammer’s houseaccording to a press release, “chronicles critically acclaimed actor Armie Hammer and the highly troubling accusations leveled against the Hammer dynasty’s dark and twisted legacy,” according to the following document.
In the trailer, two of Hammer’s previously identified ex-boyfriends, Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison, talk about their past experiences with the actor, sharing awkward text messages and voice notes they say they’ve received from him. Fantasy “was all he ever wanted to talk about.”
Hammer’s rep did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment at the time regarding the allegations in the trailer.
in conversation with her Daily Beast, Appearing in the documentary series, Casey said of the media coverage: Let’s shine a light on the victims… what about those who have been scarred for life because of everything that happened?”
she also said social network Hoshi, “As shocking as what he’s doing now is, there’s a generational pattern that’s been going on for so long that no one has paid attention.”
“It didn’t start there – it goes way I’ll be back,” added Casey.
according to deadlineCasey is estranged from most of her family and works as a kitchen designer at Home Depot in San Diego. did Survive my birthright.
Hammer’s house will stream on Discovery+ on Fridays.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), or rainn.org.