Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood reveals she was raped twice

Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood has said she “could no longer stay silent” as she revealed she has been raped twice. The 29-year-old posted a letter on her Twitter account in which she spoke about being attacked by a “significant other” and by a bar owner. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Wood alluded to “physical, psychological and sexual abuse” she suffered during her years as a teenage star. And now she has published the letter, previously sent to the magazine, about the assaults.

Well, since everything is out in the open now, figured I would share the confession letter I wrote to Rolling Stone in its entirety. I don’t believe we live in a time where people can stay silent any longer. I certainly can’t.

Evan Rachel Wood

Wood, who rose to fame in the 2003 coming-of-age drama Thirteen, said the attacks took place “many years ago” and contributed to her attempt to take her own life. “Yes, I have been raped. By a significant other while we were together. And on a separate occasion, by the owner of a bar. The first time I was unsure that if it was done by a partner it was still in fact rape, until too late,” she explained. “Also, who would believe me? And the second time, I thought it was my fault and that I should have fought back more, but I was scared.” The American actress plays Dolores - a life-like robot host - on Sky Atlantic’s sci-fi show Westworld.