Evan Rachel Woods Dolores in season 5 of HBO’s “Westworld.”
“Westworld” actress Evan Rachel Wood has revealed that she was sexually assaulted two times.
The star, 29, said she suffered “physical, psychological, sexual abuse and was raped by a significant other and a bar owner on several occasions.
In an e-mail to Rolling Stone magazine, the day after the U.S. Presidential election, she wrote: “I have been raped. By a significant other while we were together. And on a separate occasion, by the owner of a bar … I do not believe that we live in a time where people stay silent any longer.
“Not, given the state of our world with his blatant bigotry and sexism.”
Evan realized she was attracted to women, when they reach the age of four or five, and came out as bisexual in 2011.
The star believes she was “exploited”, because there was something in her people knew that she would “abuse”.
She said: “It was always spoken of as a phase or something stupid, or something, that you doing it for the attention.
“You know, bisexuality is worthy of eye rolls. And I didn’t know how damaging that was until I tried a healthy relationships as an adult and realized that there was still all this shame and of air conditioning and stigma surrounding my sexuality that was a real influence on the way I related to people.
“I think I was taken advantage of because someone knew that there was something about me that they can make.”
Evan, who is a three-year-old son with her ex-husband Jamie Bell, and previously dated rocker Marilyn Manson for four years, tried to take her own life at 22. She said: “[My suicide attempt] was, bizarrely, the best/worst thing that ever happened to me. Because it doesn’t work.”
This article originally appeared in The Sun.