- Armie Hammer apologized for incorrectly referring to a woman wearing lingerie in a leaked video as “Miss Cayman” on Sunday.
- “I would like to clarify that the person in my video, which was stolen from my private Instagram, is not Miss Cayman,” the actor told the Cayman Compass.
- He added: “I am genuinely sorry for any confusion my foolish attempt at humour may have caused.”
- The statement comes after the chairperson of the Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee confirmed that the woman in the video “is not the reigning Miss Cayman Islands” and “has no affiliation” to the pageant.
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Armie Hammer issued an apology on Sunday for inaccurately referring to a lingerie-clad woman in a video leaked from his private Instagram account as “Miss Cayman.”
In a statement released to the Cayman Compass, the 34-year-old “Call Me By Your Name” actor said, “I would like to clarify that the person in my video, which was stolen from my private Instagram, is not Miss Cayman. I am genuinely sorry for any confusion my foolish attempt at humour may have caused.”
He continued: “My deep sympathies to Miss Cayman, who I don’t know, and to the entire organization as I had no intentions of implying she was actually Miss Cayman.”
In the video, which was published by The Daily Mail on Friday, Hammer gives a brief tour of his hotel at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman. He shows a brunette woman in black lingere waiting on the bed, however her face isn’t visible to viewers.
According to E! News, he captioned the video, “Well… my ex (for a very good reason) wife is refusing to come back to america with my children. So I have to go back to Cayman… which sucks. Except there are a few silver linings. Like f—ing Ms. Cayman again while I’m down there.”
Elizabeth Chambers, Hammer’s now-estranged wife, filed for divorce in July 2020, citing irreconcilable differences according to People. Chambers, who has been living in Grand Cayman during the pandemic, requested primary physical custody of the couple’s two children.
Shortly after The Daily Mail released the video, Derri Dacres-Lee, the chairperson of the Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee, published a statement on Instagram denying that the woman appearing in the video is the real Miss Cayman.
“The Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee is aware of a video allegedly posted by Armie Hammer referring to a scantily clad young woman as ‘Miss Cayman,'” she wrote.
Dacres-Lee continued, “The Committee is very disturbed by the video and would like to confirm that the woman is not the reigning Miss Cayman Islands and has no affiliation to the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant.”
The current Miss Cayman is 27-year-old Mariah Tibbett.
She also said that the video has been reported to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and requested that Hammer remove it from his private account.
“The role of Miss Cayman is in part, to serve as a role model to young Caymanian women. The depiction of the woman in the video goes against all that our organisation stands for,” she wrote.
Hammer has been embroiled in controversy after an Instagram account called House of Effie released the “Rebecca” actor’s alleged NSFW direct messages, which involved exchanges about sexual acts and cannibalism while he was married to Chambers.
“I’m not responding to these bull—- 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,” he said of the decision in a statement to People.
He added: “Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”