Evan Rachel Wood describes her alleged attackers as "very powerful, very rich, very entitled, very narcissistic white men". Following the recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein by women in Hollywood, the Westworld actress is sharing her thoughts on why she believes other women are often afraid to come forward too.
The act, she explained, could be so traumatizing and shameful that you're silenced for years - or your whole life.
She went on to state: 'It's a terrifying thing to go through, mainly because you are at the risk of not being believed, your career being hurt, you being drained of your finances because it costs a lot of money to file a lawsuit and go to court with someone, especially if all you have is your word against theirs'.
Evan revealed last year she had been assaulted by two separate attackers, one an ex boyfriend and one she has called a "bar owner", and explained it took her seven years to come to terms with what happened. I'm one person against some very powerful people. 2.
The actress circled back to that idea multiple times throughout the lengthy video, which seemed to be filmed at a studio while the actress was not on set.
'Once again you're at the mercy of your abuser's and you kicked a hornet's nest and you have a target on your back, ' she explained.
"Yes, I have been raped". I'm still working through that'.
Although she didn't name the men, she did say she had walked out of ceremonies when they've won awards. "I am strong. But I am still not okay", she said.
"The fact that women are afraid to name their abusers is not their fault", she said, adding that it just shows how little faith they have in a system that's failed them.
"Even if you don't publicly name them or go after them in court - tell people, tell your colleagues tell your friends, tell everybody their names and then it is up to us to not work with these people", the 30-year-old continued.
'I'm here to tell you I'm afraid, and I don't think that's my fault, ' she said.
The Golden Globe nominee first shared her experience in an email to a Rolling Stone reporter in 2016. By a significant other while we were together.