One of Armie Hammer’s ex-girlfriends says she broke up with him by text message because she was afraid of how he might react. “You never know what you’re going to get with him—he’s kind of a scary person,” Paige Lorenze, 23, told Vanity Fair for a new dissection of the scandal that has tanked the Call Me by Your Name star’s career. The design student told the magazine that she broke it off with Hammer after he “started making rules for me of things I could and couldn’t do”—including which people she could see. Another ex-flame, Courtney Vucekovich, 30, told Vanity Fair that Hammer talked her into a “bondage scenario” and that she ended up in trauma therapy after she ended the three-month romance last year. “One of the most shocking things, that I realized he did to other women, is he says that he never tied up a human being before, only mannequins,” she said.
Hammer’s attorney responded to the women’s accounts with a statement: “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.” His career, however, is in a shambles; his agent dropped him, and he was replaced in the movie Shotgun Wedding opposite Jennifer Lopez.