CONTENT WARNING: This article contains graphic descriptions of alleged assault.

Talking on The Kyle & Jackie O Show this morning, Armie Hammer‘s ex Paige Lorenze said that his own mother was concerned that he was “being taken by” the devil, and elaborated on her earlier claims that he had carved his initial into her with a knife and wanted her to remove one of her ribs so he could eat it.

The 23-year-old model says she spent Thanksgiving 2020 with Hammer and his mum, Dru Ann Mobley, where his mum appeared to talk to her about her son’s strange proclivities (y’know, the weird cannibal stuff).

Lorenze told Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, “His mother was speaking to me about how she felt like, at times, he was like, stuff with the devil, she felt like he was being taken by… she was concerned about it.”

She added that she thought his family were aware that there’s something wrong with Hammer: “I think that his family knew that he has these sick kinds of tendencies.”

She backed up the devil reference with a since-deleted tweet by Hammer that was originally posted in May last year, adding that he tells the story socially.

“I woke up around 5am this morning to my mom pouring oil on my head and praying very loudly in tongues while standing over my bed so she could get the ‘demons out’ of me,” the original tweet read. “How was everyone else’s morning?”

In the radio interview, Paige Lorenze also spoke about her previous claim that Armie Hammer carved the letter “A” into the skin above her groin.

“He basically tied me up and he was doing knife play,” she said. “Knife play made me the most uncomfortable out of everything that happened.

“He looks over me and says, ‘Where am I going to put my initials on you?’ He chose a spot and did it.”

She continued: “I remember it being uncomfortable and very painful but I honestly blacked out. I don’t fully remember how that felt in that moment because I was in so much pain.”

You can see a photograph of the initial at the Daily Mail here.

Lorenze also told Kyle and Jackie O about how Hammer repeatedly asked her to remove her ribs for him.

“He wanted to find a doctor in LA to remove the ribs I don’t need,” she said. “He has a smoker in his house in LA and he wanted to smoke it and eat it.”

She initially thought he was joking, but Hammer kept asking, she claimed.

“But he asked me five times, so over time it became more of a serious thing,” she said.

“He would always say, ‘I wonder what it tastes like? I bet it tastes good.’”

Armie Hammer’s lawyer denied the allegations to The Sun. “These assertions about Mr. Hammer are patently untrue. Any interactions with this person, or any partner of his, were completely consensual in that they were fully discussed, agreed upon, and mutually participatory.

“The stories being perpetuated in the media are a misguided attempt to present a one-sided narrative with the goal of tarnishing Mr. Hammer’s reputation, and communications from the individuals involved prove that.”

Paige Lorenze told Kyle and Jackie O that she ended the relationship, which lasted a few months, because she felt “unsafe.”

“Over time it got weirder and weirder and I ended things with him ultimately because I told him it was unsafe and I felt sick to my stomach about how weird I thought he was,” she said.

“It became unbearable, but in the beginning I was just trying to go along with it because I did like him.”

While the couple had “safe words,” Lorenze said she didn’t feel like she was able to use them or to say no during sex.

“This is where consent is really complicated. I was visibly uncomfortable, I was visibly not enjoying it, but I refused to say no because I didn’t want to let him down,” she explained.

This month, Armie Hammer has been accused of abusing a series of women with whom he shared an intimate relationship, with one woman who claims to be his former sexual partner posting scores of alleged screenshots featuring violent and explicit messages from the actor.

As the allegations against him mounted, Hammer withdrew from the movie Shotgun Wedding

In a statement to Variety, he said: “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic.”

Earlier this week, Paige Lorenze released a statement about her experience on Twitter. “Any man who is fantasizing about rape, crushing a women’s body, eating them, cutting them is a danger to all women.

“We as women must protect each other, call out abusive and manipulative behavior when we see it, and help each other heal without judgment.”

Read the full statement here.

Help is available.

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Image: Instagram / Paige Lorenze / Getty / Gareth Cattermole