Armie Hammer Is Reportedly "Totally Broke" And Working As A Timeshare Salesman In The Caymans
The disgraced Social Network actor is said to be selling timeshares to tourists for a hotel resort in Grand Cayman.
Armie Hammer is said to be so broke that he’s making ends meet as a timeshare salesman in the Caymans.
The revelation, published in Variety on Wednesday (July 13), comes after photos of Hammer, 35, working as a concierge at a Morritt’s Resort in Grand Cayman emerged last week. Initially, Hammer’s representatives denied the claims that his client has switched careers, saying it was all a prank conceived by the actor's pals.
Turns out it wasn’t a prank after all: Hammer does indeed work at the hotel, but not as a concierge.
“He is working at the resort and selling timeshares. He is working at a cubicle,” Variety quoted a source. “The reality is he’s totally broke, and is trying to fill the days and earn money to support his family.”
As defined by Forbes, a timeshare, or a vacation ownership, is a lifetime commitment to paying for annual trips to the same resort. You prepay or finance a lump sum upfront plus annual maintenance fees.
The source added that Hammer previously managed an apartment complex in the Cayman Islands, where he is currently living in order to stay close to his two children Harper, seven, and Ford, five, with ex-wife, TV host and entrepreneur Elizabeth Chambers, 39.
Hammer has been based in the Caymans for a few years. In June 2021, he reportedly checked into a treatment centre for drug, alcohol and sex issues. He left the facility in December last year. People previously reported he was dating a dental hygienist there.
The world first got wind of Hammer's new job in a flyer.
Apparently, vacationers were reportedly encouraged to visit the timeshare office via a flyer promising discounts for excursions around the Cayman Islands. One such flyer ended up being shared (and later deleted by) TV producer Muna Mire. And the rest is history.
After word got out that Hammer was a staff at the hotel, he was spotted a few times at the timeshare sales office.
Pictures circulating online include him, in a blue polo shirt, negotiating with potential buyers. On one occasion (per TMZ), Hammer was heard pitching the benefits of owning property in the Caymans. A prospective buyer claimed the one-time actor was outlining a plan that woudl cost US$2,020 (S$2, 819) per week, or "only $21,000 for 10 years of vacations!"
Hammer — who roles include The Social Network, Call Me By Your Name and The Lone Ranger — is the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer. Even though he comes from money, the insider told Variety that he is on his own because “he is not on the family’s payroll”.
Job offers from Hollywood dried up following a series of sexual abuse allegations by his former exes. Screenshots of messages from women about his cannibalistic fetishes were also leaked online.
After the scandal broke, Hammer was dropped by his agency and dismissed from a few projects, including the Jennifer Lopez rom-com Shotgun Wedding. His last theatrical release, the Kenneth Branagh whodunnit Death on the Nile, came out in February. (The movie was completed in 2019.)
Shotgun Wedding opens in cinemas on Dec 29. Death on the Nile is now streaming on Disney+.
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