On Sunday, DMs purportedly belonging to actor Armie Hammer appeared to expose a cannibalism fetish.
The DMs also revealed a number of other kinks, some echoing Armie’s past statements about sex and sexuality.
He has dismissed these claims as total BS, but his former “acquaintance” (read: alleged mistress) is speaking out herself.
Once you cut through the sensational-sounding fantasies, it’s a story of a woman who describes manipulation and emotional abuse that left her traumatized.
Courtney Vucekovich spoke to Page Six this week in the wake of the alleged DMs surfacing on Instagram and TikTok.
“He said to me he wants to break my rib and barbecue and eat it,” she recalls.“‘F–k that was weird,’ but you never think about it again.”
“He says, ‘I want to take a bite out of you.’ If I had a little cut on my hand, he’d like suck it or lick it,” Courtney describes. “That’s about as weird as we got.”
“He likes the idea of skin in his teeth,” Courtney adds. The bigger issue, she says, had little to do with his alleged kinks and fantasies.
“He enters your life in such a big way,” she explains. “He’s such a captivating person.”
Courtney continues: “He has such a presence and he’s aware of that and he uses it in such a way that most women would think, ‘Oh my gosh, this is amazing,’ but especially young women.”
Courtney notes: “that’s kind of the scary part — how good he is at active manipulation and making you feel like he’s never felt this way about anybody.”
She describes how Armie’s overpowering presence, his charm, and his charisma led to her submitting to him on both a physical and emotional level.
Over time, however, Courtney came to believe that she was being both manipulated and gaslit.
“He quickly grooms you in the relationship,” Courtney describes.
“He kind of captivates you and while being charming, he’s grooming you for these things that are darker and heavier and consuming,” she says.
“When I say consuming, I mean mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, just everything,” Courtney clarifies.
Courtney describes Armie as a “chameleon” who becomes “exactly who you need him to be” as a manipulation tactic.
“He sucks out all the goodness you have left,” she laments.
“That’s what he did to me,” Courtney recalls. “I gave and gave and gave until it hurt.”
Courtney describes Armie’s behavior as eventually turning “obsessive,” citing a time when the two were side-by-side for three weeks without a break.
Even when they were physically separated, she adds that he would text her as often as 100 times per day.
“I wasn’t safe,” Courtney says that she eventually realized. “He kind of makes it like, ‘I’m going to teach you things.'”
“I’m smarter than that,” Courtney affirms, “but where was I during that? I knew the whole time.”
“I had this gut feeling the whole time that this was not right. He’s not well,” she expresses.
She adds that Armie would allegedly drink and do drugs “all the time,” which made her feel unsafe and afraid.
“He did some things with me that I wasn’t comfortable with,” Courtney shares.
She recalls: “For God knows what reason, he convinced me that these things were OK and he put me in some dangerous situations where I was not OK.”
Courtney says that these were situations “where he was heavily drinking, and I wasn’t drinking that way and it scared me. I didn’t feel comfortable.”
“You end up doing things that are very out-of-character for you, including sex acts,” Courtney admits.
She of course did not go into detail, noting how easily the (honestly mostly pretty mild) BDSM roleplay in the alleged DMs threatens to overshadow the important conversations.
Courtney says that Armie is one of the “most broken” people whom she has ever encountered … which seems to be part of his routine.
“He makes you feel bad for him, and that’s really scary and keeps you [close to him],” Courtney characterizes.
She reveals that she at one point found herself paying for everything — even the gas in his truck — after the millionaire heir and actor claimed to be broke.
“He needs you,” Courtney says. “He actually needs you. It’s a full-time job when you’re with him the way that I was.”
“I was trying to catch my breath the entire time I was with him,” Courtney explains. “You’re drowning in this dark hole trying to stay afloat.”
She explains: “There will be random moments of good that convince you to stay.”
Courtney says that it only ended after an explosive fight.
“He blows up [women’s] lives like that and walks away,” Courtney characterizes.
After, she describes, she experienced panic attacks over the toxic relationship, even checking herself into a 30-day partial hospitalization to address her trauma and PTSD.
“I didn’t want to carry that into my future,” she says. “As a strong mental health advocate, I knew that this relationship was something I needed to process with help from people who specialize in trauma and PTSD. That is my experience.”
“Therapy is really helpful after healing from any kind of abuse,” Courtney concludes. “You don’t want to take that trauma with you.”
It is easy for us all to be caught up in the “kinky” elements of the alleged DMs — with the BDSM roleplay and Armie’s reported fondness for anal sex matching up with his past interviews and social media “likes.”
But ultimately, what Courtney is describing is much more serious than someone with a vore fetish. No relationship should leave a person traumatized.