Evan Rachel Wood On How ‘Westworld’ Helped Her ‘Make Peace’ With Past Sexual Assault

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Evan Rachel Wood opened up about her sexuality and revealed she was sexually assaulted twice.

“Yes,” she told the magazine. “I’ve been raped. By a significant other while we were together. And on a separate occasion, by the owner of a bar . . .   I don’t believe we live in a time where people can stay silent any longer. Not given the state our world is in with its blatant bigotry and sexism.”

The “Thirteen” star, who came out as bisexual in 2011 and now refers to herself as gender-fluid, admitted she’s experienced “physical, psychological, [and] sexual” abuse over the years because of her sexuality. 

“It was always talked about like a phase or something stupid, or something you were doing for attention. You know, bisexuality is worthy of eye rolls,” she said, later adding, “I think I was taken advantage of because someone knew there was something about me that they could exploit.”

The actress has since been extremely open about her sexuality, often speaking about it on social media. She also shared a video on her YouTube channel last year aiming to “shatter misconceptions about bisexuality.” 

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