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‘Yes, I have been raped,’ says actress Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood has revealed that she has been raped twice.

The revelation comes in a letter to Rolling Stone that Wood made public on Twitter on Monday.

In the note, she writes, “Yes, I have been raped.”

“I am still standing. I am alive. I am happy. I am strong. But I am still not OK,” she says. “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.”

Wood says was assaulted once “by a significant other” she was together with at the time, and by a bar owner during a separate incident. She says she initially questioned herself over both incidents, which she says took place “many many years ago.”

The Westworld actress posted the letter after the incidents were mentioned in a Rolling Stone profile of her published earlier this month.

Wood says in the letter that she believes being raped “was one of the many factors” behind a suicide attempt when she was 22.

Westworld

Actress Evan Rachel Wood portrays Dolores, opposite Ed Harris as the Man in Black, on Westworld. (HBO)

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