His filmmaking career was professional.Death of The Nile—filmed in late 2019—is hitting theaters Feb. 11, marking his most recent acting project since he several women took to social media in 2021 to him of emotional and physical abuse. The women claimed that he sent them messages about sexual fantasies and violence, including some that were fetishizing.

Their posts went viral, and Hammer then exited the 2022 film Shotgun Wedding. He stated that he was not responding to the bulls–t claims. However, he added, “But in light of vicious and spurious internet attacks against me, it is impossible for me now to leave my children for any more than four months.”

In March, a woman named EffieHammer accused her of raping and threatening her in 2017. His attorney said in a statement at the time, “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.”

Later that month, the LAPD confirmed to CelebHomes News that Hammer was the “main suspect” of an investigation into rape and assault allegations. The Special Assault Section began investigating the actor after they were “contacted by an attorney representing a female community member.” The identity of the accuser has not been disclosed, and the department has yet to provide an update regarding the investigation.