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Armie Hammer's Aunt Casey Set To Reveal Explosive Family Secrets In Docuseries Amid Actor's Alleged Sex Crimes

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Apr. 29 2021, Updated 11:54 a.m. ET

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Armie Hammer's aunt, Casey Hammer, the granddaughter of Armand Hammer, is set to reveal the family's secrets in an upcoming docuseries, announced mere months after the actor was accused of a slew of bizarre sex crimes.

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Estranged from most of her family, Casey has secured an exclusive deal with Talos Films – the production company responsible for Discovery+'s Queen of Meth and Disney+'s Family Reboot – to develop the project.

According to Deadline, the series will tell "the definitive, inside story of the rise and fall of the notorious Hammer family, including its latest unfolding chapter."

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The announcement comes on the heels of a tumultuous few months for the 34-year-old actor.

Shortly after he proclaimed on Twitter that the year 2021 would "kneel down before me and kiss my feet," several women took to social media to accuse Armie of physical and emotional abuse, posting screenshots of messages allegedly sent to them by Hammer describing sexual fantasies and fetishes involving cannibalism and rape. 

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Though he denied the allegations, Hammer stepped away from three major projects: a rom-com co-starring Jennifer Lopez, a Paramount series about the making of The Godfather, and Starz' Watergate drama, Gaslit. His agency and publicist both dropped him. Meanwhile, LAPD had launched an investigation into the claims in early February but didn't announce Hammer was at the center of said investigation until last month.

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Then, at the end of March, the Call Me By Your Name star was dropped by his last remaining acting gig – starring opposite Mads Mikkelsen in Amma Asante's Cold War thriller, The Billion Dollar Spy, for Walden Media.

LAPD launched an investigation into the claims in early February but didn't announce Hammer was at the center of said investigation until last month.

In the midst of all this, Vanity Fair published a damning, in-depth exposé of the Hammer family, describing "a long and sordid history with drugs, sex, dysfunction, and betrayal. Many men in the Hammer family have a dark side, sources close to the family say, one that looms across five consecutive generations."

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Casey was quoted in the article, saying the following about Armand: "Everything he did was public. God forbid you did anything wrong in front of his friends. You couldn't wear the same dress twice to his gala parties. On the outside, we had to be the perfect family." 

"I started watching Succession and I had to turn it off," she added, "because it was like, 'Oh, my God. That's my family.'"

Talos is currently shopping the project to broadcasters and streamers, per Deadline.

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