LOS ANGELES: Embattled Hollywood actor Armie Hammer has departed Brodway play ‘The Minutes’ within the wake of sexual assault allegations and police investigation. The play, by Pulitzer-winning playwright and actor Tracy Letts, is presently set to open on Broadway in March 2022.

It first premiered at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater in 2017.

“I’ve liked each single second of engaged on ‘The Minutes’ with the household I constituted of Steppenwolf. However proper now I have to give attention to myself and my well being for the sake of my household. Consequently, I cannot be returning to Broadway with the manufacturing,” Hammer stated in an announcement to Selection.

“Armie stays a valued colleague to all of us who’ve labored with him onstage and offstage on The Minutes. We want solely the most effective for him and respect his resolution,” the play’s manufacturing staff added.

Hammer’s exit from the Walden Media venture comes two weeks after it was reported that the actor was beneath police investigation after a girl alleged she was violently raped by him in 2017.

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A Los Angeles Police Division spokesperson had stated at the moment that Hammer was the principle suspect in a sexual assault that was reported to police on February 3. Hours earlier than the investigation, a girl known as Effie accused Hammer of rape in a press convention with legal professional Gloria Allred.

Previous to that the 34-year-old actor discovered himself embroiled in an enormous controversy after a collection of his Instagram direct messages have been leaked on-line by an unverified account earlier this 12 months.

These messages, a few of which date again a number of years, detailed affairs, sexual misconduct and cannibalistic fantasies.

Hammer’s former girlfriends have additionally come on document with damaging allegations of sexual abuse and cannibalistic tendencies, resulting in his departure from excessive profile Hollywood initiatives corresponding to motion pictures ‘Shotgun Wedding ceremony’ and ‘The Billion Greenback Spy’ in addition to collection ‘The Provide’.

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