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Armie Hammer is 'dating a dental hygienist' in the Cayman Islands amid rape accusations

Armie Hammer is reportedly in the midst of a new romance, despite being accused of rape by a former girlfriend in March that launched an investigation by the LAPD.

A source told People on Tuesday that the 34-year-old, who has been hunkered down in the Cayman Islands since December, has been 'dating a dental hygienist on the island' since earlier this year.

'They seem happy and comfortable with each other,' the source continued. 'They seem to have lots of friends and she introduces him to any friends who haven't met him before when they are out.'

Moving forward? Armie Hammer is reportedly in the midst of a new romance, despite being accused of multiple instances of rape by a former girlfriend in March that launched an investigation by the LAPD; Armie pictured in 2019

People's insider also alleged that the pair 'were recently on a "staycation" out East, the other side of the island from where they live.'

Hammer's rumored new romance comes just days after the accused rapist was pictured out for the first time in the Cayman Islands, where his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers and their kids have been residing throughout the pandemic.

The Call Me By Your Name actor was seen enjoying the company of several friends during a lunch outing at Macabuca on Grand Cayman on Wednesday, May 5.

Sporting a shorter haircut, Hammer cut a casual figure in a T-shirt and shorts as he met up with five friends. He  was seen sat next to an older couple and was also joined by three women.

'On April 24, 2017, Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles. During which he repeatedly slapped my head against a wall bruising my face.' Armie's ex - known only as Effie - alleged in March. Hammer claims it was all consensual

An eyewitness revealed that the mood was 'super chill' and that 'no alcohol was consumed' during the lunch.

They added that the meet-up was casual and Hammer appeared to be 'nothing more than friends' with the women.

The actor has been in the Cayman Islands since December, when he flew out to reunite with his two children; Harper, six, and Ford, four after being separated for several months due to visa issues amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Just one month later the actor was rocked by accusations of abuse by several ex-girlfriends along with a series of leaked messages online, purported to be from the star, discussing cannibalism fetishes and rape fantasies.

Island bliss: 'They seem happy and comfortable with each other,' the source continued. 'They seem to have lots of friends and she introduces him to any friends who haven't met him before when they are out'; Armie pictured in December 

Hunkering down: The actor has been in the Cayman Islands since December, when he flew out to reunite with his two children; Harper, six, and Ford, four after being separated for several months due to visa issues amid the coronavirus pandemic; Elizabeth, Harper, and Ford pictured in May

Seven weeks ago, on March 15, the actor was spotted looking relaxed as he dined with a female companion at seafood restaurant called Over The Edge Cafe.

That outing came just days before a woman named Effie accused Armie of violently raping her in hotel room during their four-year relationship.

The Call Me By Your Name star was accused by the 24-year-old of forcing himself upon her during an incident in April 2017, where she claims he 'committed acts of violence' against her which she 'did not consent' to. 

During a press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred, Effie alleged: 'On April 24, 2017, Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles. During which he repeatedly slapped my head against a wall bruising my face. 

Disturbing: In January a series of leaked messages surfaced online, purported to be from Hammer, discussing cannibalism fetishes and rape fantasies

Several of Hammer's former partners – including Paige Lorenze (pictured) and Courtney Vucekovich – have accused him of being controlling and physically abusive during their relationship

'He also committed other acts of violence against me to which I did not consent.'  

According to Variety , Effie said she thought Hammer was 'going to kill' her, and claimed he beat her feet during the alleged attack 'so they would hurt' and said she tried to leave 'but he wouldn't let' her.

Effie alleges she met Hammer on Facebook when she was 20, and admitted to falling in love with the actor, although she now believes she fell victim to 'manipulation tactics'.

She claimed: 'He would often test my devotion to him. He abused me mentally, emotionally and sexually.'

Shortly after, the LAPD confirmed it was investigating the actor after a 'community member' came forward with an attorney on February 3 2021 with a sexual assault claim. 

Denial: However, Hammer has denied the allegations made against him, and his lawyer has provided screenshots of alleged text conversations between him and Effie which seemingly suggest he told her they couldn't pursue a relationship, though these are not verified; Armie pictured in 2018

However, Hammer has denied the allegations made against him, and his lawyer has provided screenshots of alleged text conversations between him and Effie which seemingly suggest he told her they couldn't pursue a relationship, though these are not verified. 

In one message, Hammer allegedly told Effie: 'I am not going to be able to engage in you in that specific way right now. It never ends well. We can talk and be friends, but I can't do that.' 

The actor's lawyer also said Hammer's encounter with Effie was 'completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory'.

In a statement, the lawyer said: 'Effie's own correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations. As recently as July 18, 2020, [she] sent graphic texts to Mr. Hammer telling him what she wanted him to do to her.

I am listening: Hammer's estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers – whom he married in 2010 and split from last year – broke her silence on the matter in February

'Mr. Hammer responded, making it clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her.

'It was never Mr. Hammer's intention to embarrass or expose [Effie's] fetishes or kinky sexual desires, but she has now escalated this matter to another level by hiring a civil lawyer to host a public press conference.

'With the truth on his side, Mr. Hammer welcomes the opportunity to set the record straight. From day one, Mr. Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions with [Effie] — and every other sexual partner of his for that matter — have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.

'[Effie's] attention seeking and ill-advised legal bid will only make it more difficult for real victims of sexual violence to get the justice they deserve.'

 Shocked: Elizabeth said she was 'shocked, heartbroken, and devastated' and insisted she will always 'support any victim of assault or abuse'; Armie and Elizabeth pictured in 2019

Split: Armie and Elizabeth split last summer after she found about his infidelity, with each of them uploading a post to Instagram announcing their separation

Effie's allegations come after an Instagram account named House of Effie - sparked reports about Hammer's alleged sexual behavior when they posted a series of unverified direct messages allegedly from the actor, which referenced cannibalistic fantasies.

After the leak of those texts, several of Hammer's former partners – including Paige Lorenze and Courtney Vucekovich – have accused him of being controlling and physically abusive during their relationship.

Hammer's estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers – whom he married in 2010 and split from last year – broke her silence on the matter in February, when she said she was 'shocked, heartbroken, and devastated' and insisted she will always 'support any victim of assault or abuse'.

Following the scandal, Hammer left several projects including upcoming film Shotgun Wedding opposite Jennifer Lopez. He was replaced by Josh Duhamel.

Co-parenting: Elizabeth and Armie, who married in 2010, share two children, daughter Harper and son Ford; Elizabeth, Armie, Harper, and Ford pictured in 2020

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