Armie Hammer 'steps away from drama Gaslit starring Julia Roberts' after admitting he has a 'creepy crush on her'

ARMIE Hammer has reportedly bowed out of Julia Roberts' drama Gaslit after it was revealed he has a "creepy crush" on her.

The disgraced actor, 34, had been set to star opposite Julia and Sean Penn in the Starz series based on the 1972 Watergate scandal.

Armie – who has been accused of abuse my multiple women – stepped away from the project due to "scheduling conflicts", according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He had been allegedly been slated to portray White House counsel, John Dean, on the show.

Joel Edgerton, who was set to direct the series and star as G. Gordon Liddy – the chief operative of Richard Nixon's "Plumbers" unit – has also reportedly left the project.

Armie and Julia previously worked together in 2012 filming fantasy flick Mirror, Mirror – in which he lunges at Julia and licks her neck in one scene.

The scene came about after Julia’s character – an evil queen – used a “puppy love” potion on the Prince – an acting challenge which Armie boasted about in an unearthed interview.

He recalled afterwards: “I got in like five or six good licks. She smelled of apple cinnamon, man…

“I told myself, 'As you’re licking her do not let drool come out of your mouth.”

Sources exclusively told The Sun: “His crush on her is well known and Julia has always had his back too, though strictly as a friend and acting colleague."

“They got to know each other on Mirror, Mirror and he’s worshiped the ground she walks on ever since."

Gaslit is just the latest in a long line of TV and film projects that Armie has dropped out of since multiple women accused him of abusive behavior.

He has also parted ways with The Offer, a series centered around the making of The Godfather and was replaced by Josh Duhamel in Jennifer Lopez's upcoming romcom, Shotgun Wedding.

The Call Me By Your Name star was also dropped by his talent agency, WWE.

Armie first came under fire last month for allegedly sending disturbing messages to multiple women about cannibalism, rape fantasies, having "slaves" and "drinking blood."

Paige Lorenze , 22, claimed he wanted to remove her bottom ribs so he could eat them and that he carved the letter "A" into her pubic bone.

The model – who reportedly dated Armie for four months last year – alleged that he was "100 percent" serious about finding a doctor to remove her bottom ribs.

"He was telling me you can remove the bottom ribs so he could smoke them, cook them and eat them. He kept saying, 'You don't need them,'" she told Star Magazine.

The model said she laughed it off but felt "anxious and confused" as a result of his alleged behavior.

She also claimed Armie carved his initial above her pubic bone in an "extremely painful" act and later bragged about it to his friends.

Elsewhere, Courtney Vucekovich told the Daily Mail that he wanted to break her rib and eat it.

The app founder said: “He was really into saying he wants to break one of your ribs and eat it. Like barbecue it and eat it.

“In terms of the BDSM stuff, he made that pretty clear that it is something he is interested in very early on in the relationship and he referenced breaking my ribs often.”

Courtney alleged that she felt as if she had been groomed by the actor and needed to undertake a 30-day intensive course of therapy for trauma and PTSD to deal with the repercussions after their breakup in early October.

The anonymous Instagram account, House Of Effie, kickstarted the claims about Armie's disturbing alleged fantasies and behavior.

She claimed they had an affair from 2016 until 2020, while he was still married to Elizabeth Chambers, whom he has two children with.

House Of Effie has shared numerous graphic screenshots and photos reportedly sent from The Social Network star.

One of his alleged messages reads: "I am 100 percent a cannibal. I want to eat you."

Another read: "You just live to obey and be my slave. If I wanted to cut off one of your toes and keep it with me in my pocket so I always had a piece of you in my possession?"

Armie's lawyer denied the allegations, telling Page Six: "These assertions about Mr Hammer are patently untrue.

"Any interactions with this person, or any partner of his, were completely consensual in that they were fully discussed, agreed upon, and mutually participatory."

His estranged wife, Elizabeth, said she is "shocked and heartbroken"  over the claims made against him.

They announced last summer that they were filing for divorce after 10 years of marriage.

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