“I started questioning my reasons for staying vague about my experiences as a girl growing up in America. By: PTI | Los Angeles |
Published:November 29, 2016 7:07 pm
Evan Rachel Wood has been sharing her assault stories on different occasions. Also read | 10 piercing facts about Kate Winslet’s upcoming show Mildred Pierce
The actress feels in today’s time people do not shy away from speaking their heart and that is why she decided to go public about her assault. I certainly can’t. I will also not project some false idea of being completely over it because “I am so strong,” the letter read. In a letter posted on Twitter the 29-year-old actress said she is not ashamed of sharing her haunting experience with the world. I think deep down, I also didn’t want to be accused of doing it for attention, or told it wasn’t a big deal, or ‘that’s not really rape.’ I will not be ashamed. I think, like a lot of women, I had the urge to not make it a sob story, to not make it about me. Not given the state our world is in with its blatant bigotry and sexism. It’s a serious problem. Evan Rachel Wood has opened up about being sexually assaulted on two separate occasions by different people and the actress says even though the incident still affects her she does not want it to be a sob story. I am still standing. I am happy. NotOk (sic),” Wood captioned her post. I am strong. I am alive. But I am still not ok,” she wrote. That still affects me to this day. “I don’t believe we live in a time where people can stay silent any longer. “I didn’t have to confirm what happened, what mattered is that it happened. “Well, since everything is out in the open now, figured I would share the confession letter I wrote to @RollingStone in its entirety. It should be talked about because it’s swept under the rug as nothing and I will not accept this as ‘normal’.