Evan Rachel Wood, 29, goes all out with the full admission of being sexually abused through Twitter. This follows an earlier vague statement about being sexually assaulted.
In a tell-all letter she posted on Twitter, she decided against telling people of what happened to her to avoid being accused as an attention-seeker. However, she overcame her apprehension and realized it is an issue that should be talked about, especially in a world with "blatant bigotry and sexism".
According to reports from NZ Herald, she sent an e-mail to Rolling Stone a day after the US Presidential election admitting to being a victim of sexual assault. The open letter she posted details that it happened to her twice by her then partner and a bar owner.
USA Today also published how she tried to commit suicide years after the incidents and its contribution to her state of attempting to take her own life. Wood also mentioned how she is still standing, alive and strong, but these affected her deeply and she has never been the same.
Evan Rachel Wood, who stars in the HBO science fiction western thriller "Westworld", has a 3-year-old son with ex-husband Jamie Bell. The actress, who is known to be open about her sexuality, has called herself "gender-fluid" upon coming out in 2011.
NZ Herald reports, Wood realized her attraction to women at a young age and says, "I think I was taken advantage of because someone knew there was something about me that they could exploit." People dismiss the idea of bisexuality as a phase or something stupid. These affected how she related to people when she tried establishing healthy relationships with others.
On a final note, the actress now understands that things happened not because it's her fault and it's not something to be just shrugged off. In the state of things, the letter is not a pity story, but a shout out to women in similar predicaments. She's also hopeful of the people who are in a position, to help them go through the aftermath and prevent the same from happening to others.