Armie Hammer is not being investigated in connection to a mysterious death in the California desert, police say.
For several days, an unsubstantiated rumor floated throughout social media that linked the "Social Network" star to a police investigation. On Jan. 31, hikers in California's Wonder Valley discovered a body. Soon after, a popular gossipy Instagram account hinted that Armie was a suspect and claimed that's why he was dropped last week by his former talent agency, WME.
Police are officially putting an end to those wild rumors.
"Armie Hammer's name hasn't come up as a suspect at all. We have no plans to investigate him," a spokesperson for the San Bernardino County Sheriff told The U.S. Sun. "We have not identified the remains."
Armie has been embroiled in scandal for most of 2021. In early January, his name started trending on social media after he allegedly described himself as a "cannibal" in a leaked private message to a woman. Days later, more women came forward with bizarre and frightening allegations against him: One woman claimed Armie told her he wanted to break her rib so he could "barbecue and eat it," while another alleged Armie told her he wanted to cut off one of her toes and keep it in his pocket.
The fallout prompted him to pull out of a film he was set to film opposite Jennifer Lopez. He also dropped out of the series "The Offer," which was set to begin filming soon. His role will be recast.