In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Evan Rachel Wood revealed a lot about herself, which isn’t surprising considering how open she’s always been. She spoke of her relationship with Marilyn Manson, her son with ex-husband Jamie Bell, her bisexuality, and the cold, hard, horrific fact that she endured “physical, psychological [and] sexual” abuse from both a former significant other as well as a bar owner. “I don’t believe we live in a time where people can stay silent any longer. I certainly can’t.”
But after all her confessions, Wood needs to unplug, disconnect, go offline for a while. Because opening up about painful parts of her past can do that to a person.
Will be taking a break from social media for the time being.
Thank you for all your support and courageous stories.
You are not alone. xo
— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) November 29, 2016
After Evan’s interview, which was conducted before the election of Donald Trump, the actress sent a letter to the magazine’s writer, elaborating on her assaults.
— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) November 28, 2016
“I think I was taken advantage of because someone knew there was something about me that they could exploit,” she wrote. Awful, but Wood shows signs of hope, bits of optimism and loads of realism that others can definitely identify with.
“I am still standing. I am alive. I am happy. I am strong, But I am still not ok …” she wrote. “It’s not that you can’t get over it, it’s just that you are never the same, or maybe I just haven’t gotten there yet.” If there’s anyone who we know will come out of this stronger than ever, it’s Evan.
So let's treat each other with compassion and respect. xo
— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) November 30, 2016