Armie Hammer accused of raping woman in Los Angeles

Hollywood actor Armie Hammer has been accused of raping a woman in Los Angeles. The woman, a 24-year-old named only as Effie, made the allegations during a virtual press conference held by high-profile US lawyer Gloria Allred. In a statement to the PA news agency, Hammer’s lawyer Andrew Brettler described the allegations as “outrageous” and said his client “welcomes the opportunity to set the record straight”.