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The stepmother of disgraced actor Armie Hammer is suing his brother, claiming that Viktor Hammer is preventing her from accessing cash bequeathed to her in their father Michael’s will.

Misty Millward, who married Michael Hammer in 2017, filed court documents on January 10, accusing Viktor, 35, of blocking her inheritance.

Armie, 36, is not named in the suit.

Michael, who inherited the majority of a $40 million oil fortune, died in November from cancer at the age of 67.

Armie Hammer is pictured with his brother Viktor in October 2015. Viktor Hammer is being sued by their stepmother over their father's estate

Armie Hammer is pictured with his brother Viktor in October 2015. Viktor Hammer is being sued by their stepmother over their father’s estate

Armie Hammer is seen with his stepmother Misty shortly after the death of Michael Hammer

Armie Hammer is seen with his stepmother Misty shortly after the death of Michael Hammer

Millward alleges that Viktor used his job as a securities broker at Morgan Stanley to prevent her receiving well over $2 million in an account Michael destined for her. 

She says she tried to transfer the money on December 23, a month after her husband’s death, but was unable to do so. 

‘Morgan Stanley has refused to transfer the Account holding securities and cash greatly exceeding $2million to Misty, thereby breaching Morgan Stanley’s contractual obligation to Misty as beneficiary,’ the complaint states.

‘This position is similar to Morgan Stanley’s position in refusing to honor authorized transfers of funds from foundations created by Michael Hammer, Armand Hammer Foundation, Inc., and Hammer International Foundation, Inc., all caused by interference by Viktor Hammer.

‘As a proximate result of the breach by Defendant as herein alleged, Plaintiff has suffered damages in a sum to be shown at trial, plus interest at the legal rate, and attorney’s fees, for a total sum to be shown at time of trial.’

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Millward accused Viktor of ‘unlawfully trying to seize control of all of the Accounts and assets of the two foundations, Armand Hammer Foundation, Inc., (AHF) and Hammer International Foundation, Inc. (HIF).’

Michael Hammer died in November at the age of 67. He is pictured in October 2016

Michael Hammer died in November at the age of 67. He is pictured in October 2016

The businessman, who worked in investment banking before taking over family firm Occidental Petroleum, died in November

The businessman, who worked in investment banking before taking over family firm Occidental Petroleum, died in November

Viktor (left) and Armie (right) are pictured in 2009 with their father Michael Hammer

Viktor (left) and Armie (right) are pictured in 2009 with their father Michael Hammer 

‘Viktor Hammer has no legal authority to put himself in charge of the Accounts or to give himself control or exert directives over the Accounts,’ said her lawyer, in court documents obtained by The Sun.

‘At Viktor Hammer’s insistence, however, Morgan Stanley has refused to honor Michael Hammer’s directive to transfer the Accounts to Misty.’

She is seeking return of the money plus damages.

Armie, meanwhile, is still a pariah thanks to a series of revelations, beginning in January 2021, about his sexual fetishes and violent fantasies.

Hammer’s wife Elizabeth Chambers filed for divorce in July 2020, and six months later he was in the eye of a frenzied storm – with allegations of affairs, cannibalism, sexual coercion and brutality.

The couple share two children: their daughter Harper, seven, and their son Ford, five. 

Armie Hammer, 35, and his former wife Elizabeth Chambers, 39, are seen in March 2018 at the Oscars

Armie Hammer, 35, and his former wife Elizabeth Chambers, 39, are seen in March 2018 at the Oscars

Hammer and Chambers are pictured with their children Harper and Ford in December 2019

Hammer and Chambers are pictured with their children Harper and Ford in December 2019 

Messages: A pair of texts Armie Hammer allegedly sent to Courtney Vucekovich were revealed in the documentary that disturbed the ex-girlfriend

A pair of texts Armie Hammer allegedly sent to Courtney Vucekovich were revealed in the documentary that disturbed the ex-girlfriend 

Messages he sent to women included conversations about extreme sexual bondage and disturbing cannibalistic urges.  

‘I want to eat you…I am 100% a cannibal,’ read one message, while others included troubling admissions of desires to eat a woman’s ribs and cut off her toes.

One woman accused him of rape. 

The LAPD has investigated and Hammer has never been charged, but the allegations proved to be catastrophic for Hammer’s career, and he was subsequently dropped by the talent agency WME, as well as by his personal publicist.

He was replaced in Jennifer Lopez’s new rom-com Shotgun Wedding by Josh Duhamel, and Miles Teller took over his role in the TV series The Offer, which dramatizes the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s classic film The Godfather. 

Although he was removed form those productions, Hammer had already finished filming the Kenneth Branagh-directed mystery Death On The Nile, which features an ensemble cast including Branagh, Gal Gadot, Annette Benning, Russell Brand and Rose Leslie, among others.

Viewers mocked a trailer for the film after it appeared to go out of its way to minimize the actor’s participation – though his brief appearances were still too much for many viewers. 

Hammer was sued by American Express over an unpaid $67,000 credit card bill, although the case was dropped this week.

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He is reportedly living in the Cayman Islands and selling time shares.

In September, Discovery+ released a three-part docu-series, House of Hammer, that detailed Hammer’s relationships and family dynasty. 

The series interviewed two of Hammer’s former girlfriends, Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison, and members of the Hammer household.

The Hammer family¿s dark history  is detailed in a recent Discovery+ docuseries titled 'House of Hammer.' The documentary claims the disgraced actor was obsessed with BDSM, forced a lap dance on a male assistant and drove drunk at 140mph through a residential area

The Hammer family’s dark history  is detailed in a recent Discovery+ docuseries titled ‘House of Hammer.’ The documentary claims the disgraced actor was obsessed with BDSM, forced a lap dance on a male assistant and drove drunk at 140mph through a residential area

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