Armie Hammer Seen for First Time Since American Express Filed Lawsuit

Armie Hammer was spotted for the first time since American Express filed a lawsuit against the actor over an alleged unpaid balance of tens of thousands of dollars.

On Tuesday, the 36-year-old actor was photographed in Los Angeles wearing sandals, navy blue pants and a worn-in tee shirt, one day after news of the credit card company’s suit against Hammer, claiming that he owes $67,000 in charges, balance transfers and/or cash advances.

Hammer owned the joint account with estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers and opened it back in 2011, according to the complaint, which was obtained by PEOPLE.

An attorney for Hammer and reps for American Express did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment Tuesday.

News of the lawsuit comes three months after Hammer’s attorney Andrew Brettler confirmed to variety that a flyer making the rounds on social media that depicted Hammer as a concierge at Morritt’s Resort in Grand Cayman is fake.

A week later, a source told PEOPLE that the Social Network actor was selling timeshares in the Cayman Islands “because he needs the money.”

“His dad won’t help him anymore and he’s been cut off, so he got to work,” the insider added. (Hammer is the son of businessman Michael Armand Hammer and great-grandson of oil magnate Armand Hammer.)

Brettler told PEOPLE at the time that he “doesn’t know anything about” whether Hammer is selling timeshares but noted that if it’s true, “I think it’s s—-y that the media seems to be shaming him for having a ‘ normal job.’ ”

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Though rumors persisted of Hammer’s presence in the Cayman Islands over the summer, the actor has been seen in Los Angeles “multiple times” recently, according to the Daily Mail.

Armie Hammer.
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Chambers, 40, filed for divorce from Hammer in July 2020, citing irreconcilable differences. Months later, the actor became embroiled in controversy after messages allegedly from the actor detailing violent sexual fantasies were leaked online. He was later accused of rape, which he denied.

Brettler previously said in a statement to Vanity Fair“All interactions between Mr. Hammer and his former partners were consensual. They were fully discussed, agreed upon in advance with his partners and mutually participatory.”

“The stories perpetuated on social media were designed to be salacious in an effort to harm Mr. Hammer, but that does not make them true,” Brettler added.

The recently released documents House of Hammer tracks the rape against Hammer, as well as “years of deceit at the hands of his great-grandfather,” according to a discovery+ synopsis of the series.

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