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Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:00

Evan Rachel Wood: This Is Why I Haven’t Named My Rapists

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Evan Rachel Wood revealed her own reasons why she has remained silent and not named her rapists. 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.

“People are wondering why more women didn’t come forward sooner, and why in a lot of these cases one woman will come out or multiple women will come out and then the floodgates will open,” she said in a YouTube video on Wednesday, October 11. “They do not feel safe enough to do so, period. And I am guilty of this as well because I have not named my abusers.”

I am a survivor that hasn't named their abuser. Here's why. #ImHereToTellYouThatIAmAfraidhttps://t.co/zJe3AHh0vB via @youtube

— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) October 11, 2017

The actress, 30, revealed in a November 2016 interview that she had been sexually assaulted twice and it took her seven years to admit to herself that it happened. And although she thinks it’s her responsibility, she still doesn’t feel ready to publicly out her attackers. “Not because I don’t plan on saying these peoples’ names eventually,” she explained. “But because to start that process is an emotionally draining, financially draining, really everything draining thing to do and to go through and I want to do with when I’m ready.

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