On Tuesday, Disney introduced an enormous scheduling shift for its upcoming slate of flicks, together with theatrical launch adjustments for extremely anticipated blockbusters like “Black Widow” and “Cruella,” which had their productions and releases impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Deadline reviews that “Loss of life on the Nile” was one of many films that was extra quietly shifted by Disney from Sept. 17, 2021 to Feb. 11, 2022. Nonetheless, whereas the studio now has the higher a part of a 12 months to see how the LAPD’s investigation into Hammer performs out earlier than it has to consider a press tour for the film, the outlet reviews that this was not the explanation that the film was switched to a later launch date.
In truth, that is the third time that “Loss of life on the Nile,” which co-stars “Surprise Girl” actress Gal Gadot, was modified as a result of pandemic.
The Los Angeles Police Division confirmed to Fox Information final week that Hammer is the topic of an alleged sexual assault investigation that was initiated on Feb. 3 after a lady accused the “Social Community” actor of rape and bodily abuse. Hammer has since denied the allegations.
The girl, and her legal professional Gloria Allred, held a press convention throughout which she claimed the now-34-year-old actor raped her on April 24, 2017, in Los Angeles, California.
The girl claims the assault lasted over 4 hours and he or she tried to get away “however he wouldn’t let me.” She additionally alleged Hammer “mentally, emotionally and sexually” abused her all through their relationship which lasted between 2016–2020, after having met him on Fb.
Deadline reviews that, regardless of the allegations, Disney has no present plans to conduct reshoots on the film or recast in an effort to take away Hammer from the image.
Hammer, by means of his legal professional, denied the allegations introduced forth by the girl in a press release to Fox Information.
“[The woman’s] personal correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations. As lately as July 18, 2020, [the woman] despatched graphic texts to Mr. Hammer telling him what she wished him to do to her. Mr. Hammer responded making it clear that he didn’t need to preserve that kind of relationship along with her,” stated Andrew Brettler of Lavely and Singer.
“It was by no means Mr. Hammer’s intention to embarrass or expose [the woman]’s fetishes or kinky sexual wishes, however she has now escalated this matter to a different stage by hiring a civil lawyer to host a public press convention,” the assertion continued. “With the reality on his aspect, Mr. Hammer welcomes the chance to set the file straight.”
“From day one, Mr. Hammer has maintained that every one of his interactions with [the woman] — and each different sexual companion of his for that matter — have been utterly consensual, mentioned and agreed upon upfront, and mutually participatory. [The woman]’s consideration looking for and ill-advised authorized bid will solely make it harder for actual victims of sexual violence to get the justice they deserve,” it concluded.
Hammer’s legal professional additionally claims the star possesses “a whole bunch” of screenshots the girl despatched to him in regards to the nature of their relationships.
The legal professional shared an alleged quote from an Instagram Story from the girl, allegedly saying “I’m not saying he raped me, no want for authorized rep.”
Allred instructed Fox Information, “I problem Armie Hammer to current all, not some, of his communications with [the woman] to the Los Angeles Police Division and reply all of their questions immediately quite than by means of his legal professionals.”
In the event you or somebody is affected by abuse, please contact the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.