The Daily Mail spoke to model Paige Lorenze about her ‘deeply traumatic’ four-month relationship with Armie Hammer, which, she says, left her emotionally and physically scarred. In particular, she detailed a night in late November of last year when Hammer tied her upand set of custom made razor sharp hand knives.
Below, her account of what happened next:
’He would love to do knife play, where he would wave the blade above me or glide it across my skin.
‘He was obsessed with it and usually he did not cut me.
‘However that night he decided he wanted to brand me as his property and carve his name on my body.
‘He tried to rationalize it as his gesture of his commitment to us being together for the long term.
‘I wasn’t sure he was serious, as he looked over my body and said: “where should I carve an A on you?” Before I could process it, he plunged the tip of the knife into my flesh just above my vagina.’
She continued: ‘The pain was excruciating, but I did not want to seem weak, despite the discomfort.
‘I froze as he smiled at his work. He then said the cut was not deep enough, even though it was about an inch – the whole tip of the blade.
‘He said he wanted to collect a kitchen knife to make it bigger, but then as it bled, he started licking it.
‘This continued for a few minutes. And I kind of blanked it all out.
‘I was concerned that the wound was going to get infected. I had to clean it and put a bandaid on afterwards.’
Traumatized, Lorenze still trembles recalling the night in detail, but revealed: ‘He knew I was upset, but did not say sorry.
‘The next day he even told people about what he had done.
‘I was upset, embarrassed and humiliated, but he insisted: “You should be proud of it. I would not tell anyone who did not think it was awesome”.
‘I rationalized it with his logic of us being a couple, to mask the truth – but I was completely manipulated.
‘It’s humiliating as it will haunt me forever. I will have laser treatment to get rid of the scar.’
Hammer, who often drank neat vodka or whiskey, adored their hour long BDSM sessions, calling them ‘beautiful’.
Lorenze said: ‘I had bad bruises all over me when we were together. I was left with marks from him using a paddle. I was his own real life Christian Grey fantasy.
‘There were teeth marks and bite marks all over me.
‘He was completely obsessed with biting me. He told me “be proud as they were just love bites”.
‘Once he said, “If you did not tell me to stop I would eat a piece out of you”.
‘And he was serious too. It was like he actually wanted to eat my flesh away.’
Read the entire account of their relationship here.