John Hickenlooper standing by Hollywood friend accused of cannibalism and sexual assault

By Matt Connelly
John Hickenlooper standing by Hollywood friend accused of cannibalism and sexual assault

Colorado Senator John Hickenlooper is standing by a Hollywood friend who has been accused of cannibalism and a long list of other disturbing accusations. 

Armie Hammer helped Senator John Hickenlooper raise money for his U.S. Senate campaign in 2020 and even appeared side-by-side with Hickenlooper for a digital event:

A new documentary out this past Friday on Discovery+ titled, “House of Hammer” details the many sordid accusations against Hickenlooper’s friend including sexual assault and cannibalism. 

John Hickenlooper has not yet condemned Hammer’s alleged behavior and appears to be standing firm in support of his Hollywood friend and financial supporter. 

According to a report in USA Today, Hammer’s accusers say he talked about eating them:

“He said to me he wants to break my rib and barbecue and eat it,” Vucekovich told Page Six. “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. That’s about as weird as we got.” 

In an interview with Vanity Fair as part of a March 2021 deep dive into Hammer and his family tree, Lorenze said “he would say things to me…weird stuff…like, ‘I want to eat your ribs.’”

The same USA Today story documents abuse allegations against Hammer:

In March 2021, another woman, identified only as Effie, came forward, accompanied by her lawyer Gloria Allred, to accuse the movie star of raping and beating her over a four-hour period in Los Angeles in April 2017. Local police said they were investigating the allegation. 

“He abused me mentally, emotionally and sexually,” Effie said, weeping as she appeared at a news conference with Allred. 


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Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado. Follow him on Twitter @MattConnelly.