Elizabeth Chambers, who separated from Armie Hammer after a decade of marriage in 2020, said the “House of Hammer” documentary series about Hammer’s life and family was “heartbreaking.”
“It was obviously heartbreaking on so many levels and very painful,” Chambers told E! News. “But at the same time, it exists.”
“The past is the past and all we can do is take this as a moment to learn and listen and hopefully process and heal in every capacity,” Chambers added.
Chambers stated that she had not planned to watch the series but did so one day after dropping her children off at school. She stated that she was watching “with my support system around me.”
She stated that the show is “not appropriate at this time” for her two children, Harper, 7, and Ford, 5.
She also stated that the docuseries team approached her about participating in the show, but she declined.
“They reached out, but, in this process, all that’s mattered and does matter is the kids and our family, and that was not something that was going to be in line with my goals for them,” Chambers said.
Some of the content in the series, which covers allegations of systemic abuse by men in the Hammer family dating back to Armie Hammer’s great, great grandfather Julius Hammer, surprised Chambers.
“I think that’s to be expected,” Chambers said of being surprised.
Hammer’s aunt Casey, who is currently estranged from the rest of the family, reiterated several previous allegations against the family, including allegations that her father (Hammer’s grandfather), Julian, sexually abused her as a child.
“You don’t just wake up one day and become a monster,” Casey Hammer told Insider in August. “It’s a learned behavior, and that’s why I wasn’t shocked by a lot of what was happening.”
Courtney Vucekovich, Hammer’s ex-girlfriend, also spoke about the “trauma” she said she experienced during her relationship with Hammer. The app’s creator accused Hammer of tying her up during a sexual encounter against her will.
As Insider previously reported, Vucekovich also shared messages that she said were sent to her by the actor that read, “I am 100% a cannibal” and “I want to eat you.”