Date: January 2021

Since the DM scandal broke, Hammer stepped away from the upcoming rom-com Shotgun Wedding, which he was set to star in alongside Jennifer Lopez. He released a statement addressing the reason why he was no longer working on the film. “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,” Hammer said in a statement to Variety. “Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.” A representative for the production said that he “has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.”