Timothee Chalamet on rape allegations against Armie Hammer


Los Angeles, Oct 12 | Hollywood star Timothee Chalamet has spoken out about sexual assault allegations against his ‘Call Me by Your Name’ co-star, Armie Hammer.

In a new interview, the Elio Perlman depicter in the 2017 movie declared that he won’t give a “partial response”, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“I totally get why you’re asking that,” the 25-year-old said when asked about the matter in an interview with Time magazine.

He added: “But it’s a question worthy of a larger conversation, and I don’t want to give you a partial response.”

Hammer was accused of rape back in March.

One of his former partners, Effie, alleged that he “mentally, emotionally and sexually” abused her during a four-year on/off relationship.

At that time, he was still married to Elizabeth Chambers.

In a March press conference, Effie said that the alleged abuse escalated to rape in April 2017, when she was 20 years old. She detailed that during the attack, the ‘Rebecca’ leading man “repeatedly slammed” her “face against the wall” and left her bruised.

Hammer’s attorney Andrew Brettler, however, was quick to shut down the allegations.

“Her own correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations,” Andrew said in a statement.

The statement further read: “As recently as July 18, 2020, (Effie) sent graphic texts to Mr. Hammer telling him what she wanted him to do to her. Mr. Hammer responded making it clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her.”

Before Effie came forward with her claims, Hammer’s other ex, Courtney Vucekovich, brought up cannibalism allegations against him.

Another ex, Paige Lorenze, also claimed that the actor used a knife to carve the letter “A” into the skin near her vagina.

The allegations prompted Hammer to exit several projects, including ‘Shotgun Wedding’ with Jennifer Lopez and drama series ‘The Offer’. He was also dropped by his talent agency, WME.

In June, it’s reported that Hammer checked into rehab in Orlando, Florida to get treatment for drug, alcohol and sex issues.

According to Vanity Fair, his estranged wife Elizabeth and their kids dropped him off at the facility.

Source: IANS

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Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal Campusutra.com  74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.

There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.

  • So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
  •  Are B schools ready to deliver and prepare the future business leaders to cope up with the disrupted market ?  

These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.

While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.

However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.

  • Management institutes should ensure that students are intellectually engaged, self motivated and adapt to changes fast. In one word ‘VUCA ready’.
  • B Schools should encourage students to participate in national and international competitive events, simulations of business scenarios.
  • Institutes should have the right mix of faculty members with industry exposure and pure academics.

The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.

It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.

After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.

Author Name : Nirmalya Pal


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