A source the couple has known for 10 years attributed the scandal to Hammer’s “very dry sense of humor” and a lack of context behind the alleged lyrics, while another friend said he was wrongly targeted.

Hammer’s lawyer, Andrew BrettlerVanity Fair said in a statement, “All interactions between Mr. Hammer and his ex-partners were amicable. They have been discussed at length, agreed in advance with his partners, and each participant in an effort to harm Mr. Hammer, but they do Is not it. “

A representative from Chambers declined to have her interviewed for the story.

On February 1, the 38-year-old chef posted her own statement on Instagram to address allegations against her estranged husband, despite not mentioning him by name. “For weeks I’ve been trying to come to terms with everything that has happened. I am shocked, heartbroken, and devastated. Aside from heartbreak, I listen and will continue to listen and find out about these sensitive matters. I didn’t notice. ” how much I did not know, “she wrote.” I support any victim of assault or abuse and urge anyone who has experienced this pain to seek the help he or she needs to heal.

E! The news asked Hammer’s attorney and Chambers’ agent for comment.

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