Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood 'afraid' to name alleged rapists

Brunilde Fioravanti
Октября 13, 2017

"I'm not ashamed to say that I'm not ready to come forth with the names, because I'm here to identify a problem".

"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.

She posted a video on YouTube saying that she has not named her abusers, "not because I don't plan on saying these names eventually, but because to start that process is emotionally draining and financially draining, really an everything draining thing to do and to go through".

In the video, the actress admitted that she has been silent about their identities, because they are "very powerful, very rich, very entitled, and very narcissistic white men". One, I'm one person against some very powerful people, ' said Wood. Two: money and time and re-traumatizing yourself, go after the person who assaulted you takes quite a toll.

"'Especially if all you have is your word against theirs and especially if these are very powerful people".

"Yes, I have been raped".

The actress said speaking out would have been "kicking the hornet's nest", but revealed that she had identified her attackers to friends and family.

But she did reveal she has named them privately to everybody she knows, though she just doesn't feel "ready" to speak out publically.

The Thirteen actress said that women stay silent out of fear of not being believed and their careers being hurt: "The fact that women are still afraid to name their abusers is not their fault".

Although she didn't name the men, she did say she had walked out of ceremonies when they've won awards.

The actress closed out be again reiterating how hard it is to publicly address sexual harassment and assault. I'm here to tell you that I'm afraid and I don't think that's my fault.

She shared her past sexual assaults with Rolling Stone back in November.

'I've been raped. By a significant other while we were together. "And on a separate occasion, by the owner of a bar", Wood wrote.

'I don't believe we live in a time where people can stay silent any longer.

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