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Armie Hammer is relationship somebody new whereas staying within the Cayman Islands, a supply tells PEOPLE.
The Name Me By Your Identify actor, 34, has been spending time with a neighborhood from the island since earlier this yr, based on the supply. The brand new relationship comes as Hammer, 34, faces rape allegations stemming from a 2017 incident with a former companion.
“He’s relationship a dental hygienist on the island,” the supply says. “They have been not too long ago on a ‘staycation’ out East, the opposite facet of the island from the place they stay.”
“They appear pleased and comfy with one another,” the supply provides. “They appear to have plenty of pals and he or she introduces him to any pals who have not met him earlier than when they’re out.”
The Cayman Islands is the place Hammer’s estranged spouse, Elizabeth Chambers, has been residing with their son Ford, 4, and daughter Harper, 6, for the previous yr, amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Hammer was not too long ago photographed on the island for the primary time in months. He was seen sporting a noticeably shorter, buzzed haircut, carrying a white graphic T-shirt and khaki shorts.
The sightings come after Effie, the 24-year-old lady behind the Instagram account Home of Effie that first anonymously shared allegations in opposition to Hammer, accused him of sexual assault in a four-hour incident that she stated occurred in 2017.
In March, she appeared in a press convention alongside her legal professional Gloria Allred and accused The Social Network actor of rape and bodily abuse.
Shortly after the press convention, the Los Angeles Police Division confirmed the actor was being investigated in a sexual-assault case that was opened on Feb. 3.
Hammer — who has been married to Chambers, 38, since 2010, and announced his separation from her final summer season — has denied the allegations.
In an announcement supplied to PEOPLE, Hammer’s lawyer denied the rape allegation and maintained that his relationship with Effie was “utterly consensual, mentioned and agreed upon upfront, and mutually participatory.”
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Final month, Hammer additionally introduced the information that he would not return to Broadway. (He had been set to be within the forged of Tracy Letts’ The Minutes when it was scheduled to debut final March, however the COVID-19 shutdown threw a wrench within the schedule. It’s set to renew for the 2021-2022 Broadway season. The play first opened in 2017, and Hammer had been in previews early final yr on the Cort Theater.)
Earlier that week, Hammer was dropped from his last film project, the upcoming thriller Billion Greenback Spy. The actor previously departed Shotgun Wedding with Jennifer Lopez and the Watergate series Gaslit starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn. Hammer has additionally been dropped by his talent agency and longtime publicist.
For those who or somebody you understand has been sexually assaulted, please contact the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.
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