Armie Hammer pulls out of film after alleged leaked messages

The Golden Globe-nominated actor is backing out of upcoming blockbuster film, “Shotgun Wedding” after unverified texts were made public, which allegedly include cannibalism and sexual assault.
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Transcript for Armie Hammer pulls out of film after alleged leaked messages
We are back with armie hammer and the bizarre accusations that he's now facing this morning. The actor is breaking his silence as he says he is dropping out of a movie with Jennifer Lopez to be with his children. Erielle reshef has the latest on the story. Good morning, erielle. Reporter: Hey, good morning to you, Cecilia. Those accusations are both graphic and disturbing. Armie hammer dropping out of that major film and now fighting back against what he calls vicious attacks against him. He's one of Hollywood's hottest stars. Nominated for a golden globe for the film "Call me by your name." So incredibly sensual. Reporter: Playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg's husband. Poor guy. Reporter: Rocketing in fame for his role as the vifkle -- winklevoss skins in "The social network" but he is backing out of "Shotgun wedding" starring J. Lo. It comes days after unverified messages he reported to a now ex were made public allegedly including fantasies of cannibalism and sexual assault. The selfie he allegedly sent her grabbing his own throat going viral. The 34-year-old saying I am not responding to Meese expletive claims but in light of the spurious online attacks against me I cannot in good conscience now leave my concern for four months to shoot a film. He has been open about his sex life in the past. In 2013 telling "Playboy" he enjoyed rough sex, sentiments he later said he regretted and that he had been drinking during the interview. The young lady will be joining me. Reporter: Last year while promoting the Netflix film "Rebecca" when asked what person he would like to have dinner with, marquis de Sade who depicted sexual violence which inspired the term sadism. Maybe come out, try to discuss what actually happened. Meanwhile, I think that we'll also still be watching and waiting to see what happens with these other accounts from women coming forward. Reporter: And lieen's gate tells ABC news it supports hammer's decision to step away from the film. Thank you. Michael. Coming up later with so many

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