Armie Hammer's Latest Appearance Has Eyebrows Raising Over Robert Downey Jr. Once Again

This article contains mentions of physical and sexual abuse.

In early 2021, Armie Hammer's career was completely derailed after facing multiple abuse allegations. Beginning as graphic Instagram DMs concerning cannibalism, they eventually snowballed into claims of physical and sexual assault against Hammer. The actor was subsequently dropped from all of his projects, with his agent and publicist not far behind, per Vanity Fair.

In more recent Hammer news, the disgraced actor has reportedly been selling timeshares for Morritt's Resort in the Cayman Islands. Hammer might be the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer, but he's been cut off from the family fortune following the disturbing allegations. While his employment at the resort was originally dismissed as a prank, a source confirmed with Variety that he's indeed been working there: "He is working at a cubicle. The reality is he's totally broke, and is trying to fill the days and earn money to support his family."

Although Hammer's attorney Andrew Brettler wouldn't confirm or deny his client's new career, he told Page Six, "I just think it's sh***y that, if he is selling timeshares, the media is shaming him for having a 'normal job.'" While the "Call Me By Your Name" star may not be getting too many calls from Hollywood lately, there's one notable exception: Robert Downey Jr. The actor, who was once an outsider himself, has been financially supporting Hammer through his hard times. Now, Downey Jr. is taking his encouragement of Hammer to the next level.

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Armie Hammer is staying at Robert Downey Jr.'s house

It turns out Robert Downey Jr. isn't just helping Armie Hammer financially — he's also giving him a place to stay. Back in the U.S. after laying low in the Cayman Islands since the scandal broke, Hammer has been spotted going in and out of the "Iron Man" star's residence.

Throughout his stay over the past few weeks, Hammer has been joined by estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers and their two children, Harper and Ford, per Page Six. The pair separated in 2020 after 10 years of marriage, but have remained in contact and are still seen together. A source previously told People that they were considering getting back together after Hammer's stint in rehab, but no official news of reconciliation has followed. It's entirely possible that they're just friends, or keeping a united front for their kids.

Downey Jr.'s support of Hammer may be confusing to some, but he knows how it feels to be persona non grata. While he's never been labeled a cannibal, Downey Jr.'s substance abuse issues in the '90s and 2000s caused significant setbacks to his career. This isn't the first time Downey Jr. has supported an unpopular leading man: After Mel Gibson's anti-Semitism controversy, a reestablished Downey Jr. used an acceptance speech to lobby for his forgiveness in Hollywood.