Evan Rachel Wood Reveals She Has Been Raped Twice
Evan Rachel Wood is opening up about being the victim of rape on two occasions.
The 29-year-old Westworld actress gave an interview to Rolling Stone in which she talked about the “physical, psychological, and sexual” abuse she has suffered. She then got more specific in an email she sent the mag after the presidential election earlier this month.
“Yes,” Evan wrote. “I’ve been raped. By a significant other while we were together. And on a separate occasion, by the owner of a bar… I don’t believe we live in a time where people can stay silent any longer. Not given the state our world is in with its blatant bigotry and sexism.”
Evan also opened up about coming out as bisexual.
“It was always talked about like a phase or something stupid, or something you were doing for attention,” Evan said. “You know, bisexuality is worthy of eye rolls. And I didn’t realize how damaging that was until I tried to have healthy relationships as an adult and realized that there was still all this shame and conditioning and stigma around my sexuality that was really affecting the way I related to people. I think I was taken advantage of because someone knew there was something about me that they could exploit.”