American actress Evan Rachel Wood has signed off social media after going public about being raped not once but twice.
The star of Westworld went public with her rape ordeal on social media recently. In an open letter which she shared on Twitter, Evan Rachel Wood admitted that she was raped in the past two times.
“I don’t believe we live in a time where people can stay silent any longer,” she wrote in an email to Rolling Stone.
The write up was a “confession letter” to Rolling Stone which she decided to make public on Monday. The actress posted the letter after the incidents were mentioned in a Rolling Stone profile of her published earlier this month.
She captioned the post; “Well, since everything is out in the open now, figured I would share the confession letter I wrote to @RollingStone in its entirety. #NotOk (sic)”
During an interview with Rolling Stone to promote her HBO series, Evan, 29 told the magazine reporter that she had suffered “physical, psychological (and) sexual” abuse in the past. Though she didn’t elaborate on this, on Nov. 9, she wrote the reporter a letter with more details.
In the letter, she writes about “questioning my reasons for staying vague about my experiences as a girl growing up in America.” She also added, “Yes, I have been raped.”
— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) November 28, 2016
She says she was assaulted once “by a significant other” she was supposedly dating at the time. The second time was a bar owner during a separate incident. At first, she wanted to take the blame for all the incidents, but now she knows better.
Speaking from experience, Evan had a thing or two to say to sexual assault victims.
“I am still standing. I am alive. I am happy. I am strong,” she wrote. “But I am still not ok. I think it’s important for people to know that, for survivors to own that, and that the pressure to just get over it already, should be lifted.”
Shortly after the revelation, Evan signed off from Social media. I mean, who would blame her?
Will be taking a break from social media for the time being.
Thank you for all your support and courageous stories.
You are not alone. xo
— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) November 29, 2016