Actor Armie Hammer is stepping away from his role starring opposite of Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming film Shotgun Wedding over a social media scandal involving Hammer’s alleged direct messages (DMs) that appeared to show the Lone Ranger star sending graphic messages to women and discussing cannibalism.
“I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,” said Hammer in a statement to TMZ. “Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”
Hammer was set to begin filming immediately but now his role will be recast, according to a source who spoke to TMZ.
While the messages appear to have been written by Hammer, they have not been confirmed as authentic.
According to TMZ, the messages also portray Hammer as domineering, and