Iron Man’s latest — questionably — heroic act is financially supporting Armie Hammer over the past year.
A source close to the disgraced “Call Me by Your Name” star told Vanity Fair that Robert Downey Jr. quietly paid for Hammer’s six-month stay at Florida rehab facility The Guest House following shocking allegations of emotional abuse, manipulation and rape.
A recovering addict himself, the “Avengers” star, 57, reportedly also came through for Hammer, 35, his estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, and their kids last week by allowing them to stay at his house during the “Death on the Nile” star escapes media scrutiny after it was reported that he was working on the Cayman Islands as a timeshare salesman.
“I can’t confirm or deny the report because Armie hasn’t addressed it,” Hammer’s attorney said in a statement to Page Six Friday morning. “I just think it’s s–tty that, if he is selling timeshares, the media is shaming him for having a ‘normal job.'”
Reps for Downey Jr. did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
Chambers, who filed for divorce from Hammer in July 2020 before his “cannibal” scandal broke, has been documenting her family’s stay in LA for the past week, seemingly quickly assimilating back to her former Hollywood life. On Thursday, the Bird Bakery founder shared a video from an A-list dinner that included Priyanka Chopra.
Of course, while her Instagram shows her two kids with Hammer, 7-year-old Harper and 5-year-old Ford, enjoying the West Coast, Chambers never features Hammer on her social media, although sources previously told Page Six that she supports him for the sake of her family.
“For weeks, I’ve been trying to process everything that has transpired. I am shocked, heartbroken, and devastated. Heartbreak aside, I am listening, and will continue to listen and educate myself on these delicate matters,” Chambers, 39, wrote on social media after the scandal broke.
“I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know. I support any victim of assault or abuse and urge anyone who has experienced this pain to seek the help she or he needs to heal.”