Cayman Island Police Speak with Armie Hammer about Video with Red-bottomed Friend

Saturday January 23, 2021

Armie Hammer and Lily James in Netflix's "Rebecca"
Armie Hammer and Lily James in Netflix's "Rebecca"  (Source:Netflix)

Armie Hammer's very bad 2021 just got a little bit worse when it was revealed that "Grand Cayman police spoke to Hammer, 34, last Friday over the inappropriate footage of a woman on his private account," reports Page Six.

The police released the following statement on Wednesday: "On January 15, 2021, the RCIPS received an allegation of misuse of ICT in relation to a suggestive video which had been posted on social media. Officers investigated the matter and spoke to the suspect, who was warned about his conduct, in accordance with the wishes of the complainant. The matter is now closed."

Page Six contacted Hammer's representative for comment, but none was given.

Last week EDGE reported on the leaked video from Hammer's private Instagram account that showed a woman dressed in a black lingerie waiting on a bed on all fours with a decidedly pink bottom. He accompanied the post with this text: "Well... my ex (for a very good reason) wife is refusing to come back to america with my children. So I have to go back to Cayman... which sucks. Except there are a few silver linings. Like f**king Ms. Cayman again while I'm down there."

The video created controversy on the Cayman Islands where it was denounced by the Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee. In a statement reported by the Cayman Compass, they wrote: "The Committee is very disturbed by the video and would like to confirm that the woman is not the reigning Miss Cayman Islands and has no affiliation to the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant."

"The depiction of the woman in the video goes against all that our organization stands for and the committee is consequently requesting that Mr. Hammer immediately remove all reference to Miss Cayman from his social medial channels," reads the post on the Miss Cayman Facebook page.

Hammer apologized on Sunday in an audio message to the Cayman Compass: "I would like to clarify that the person in my video, which was stolen from my private Instagram, is not Miss Cayman, I am genuinely sorry for any confusion my foolish attempt at humour may have caused."

He added: "My deep sympathies to Miss Cayman, who I don't know, and to the entire organization as I had no intentions of implying she was actually Miss Cayman."

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