Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Elizabeth Chambers Hammer and Armie Hammer attend Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "Bad Boys For Life" at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 14, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage) Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage


  • American Express has sued Armie Hammer over his unpaid balance
  • The company said it had asked the actor to pay up in the past
  • A source said it was a joint account with his ex, Elizabeth Chambers

Armie Hammer just got sued by American Express over an unpaid balance amounting to $67,000.

On Monday, TMZ broke the news that the 36-year-old Los Angeles native faces a legal battle against the credit card service company over an unpaid balance on his account, which he has been using since 2011.

American Express said it was suing Hammer because of unpaid charges and/or cash advances, plus balance transfers, per the entertainment news outlet.

It was unclear when exactly Hammer racked up the balance, but the company said they had already asked him to pay it in the past. However, the actor never complied.

A source has since come out to speak on the issue, saying it was a joint account Hammer had with his estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers. The balance is expected to be settled once the couple finalizes their divorce.

The actor is most notable for his performances in films such as "Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "The Lone Ranger," "Rebecca" and "Call Me By Your Name." His fame had been skyrocketing until he fell into controversy in early 2021 by being at the center of multiple sex abuse accusations and an alleged penchant for cannibalism, according to Daily Mail.

In the wake of his career fallout, Hammer lost several roles in projects he was working on, including the Jennifer Lopez movie "Shotgun Wedding" and Paramount+'s "The Offer." He was also dropped from his agency WME.

In July, an insider with knowledge of the actor's whereabouts and finances told Variety that he was bankrupt. The source added that after leaving Hollywood, he found himself making ends meet by working as a timeshare salesman in the Cayman Islands.

"He is working at the resort and selling timeshares. He is working [in] a cubicle. The reality is he's totally broke and is trying to fill the days and earn money to support his family," said the tipster, who chose to remain anonymous.

Armie is the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer, who had an estimated $800 million at the time of his death. However, reports said the actor was "not on the family payroll" and forced to work a regular job after the controversy, which rocked the entertainment industry.

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