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Evan Rachel Wood Testifies About Her Rape, Torture

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood arrives to attend the 2017 InStyle And Warner Bros. 74th Annual Golden Globe after party, in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 8, 2017. (Lilly Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 28 February 2018 04:11 PM

“Westworld” actress Evan Rachel Wood testified in Congress on Tuesday about rape and torture she has suffered. Wood spoke in order to support of a Survivor’s Bill of Rights bill being debated by U.S. lawmakers.

The actress testified before a House Judiciary Subcommittee about two rapes that happened “a decade ago,” one of which was within a relationship that also included threats and torture, People reported.

In her emotional testimony included statements, Wood said she had blamed herself for the assaults and that she spent time in a psychiatric hospital after trying to commit suicide. She called her psychiatric care a “turning point” in her life after which she began to deal with her “trauma and mental stress. But others are not so fortunate,” she said, People reported, “and because of this rape is often more than a few minutes of trauma, but slow death.” 

Wood signaled on social media that the testimony had gone well, calling it an “amazing, yet very surreal and difficult day.” 

Wood spoke of the assaults in a 2016 Rolling Stone interview and in a later email to the writer, saying, “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.”

Twitter followers called Wood brave for her testimony. 

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"Westworld" actress Evan Rachel Wood testified about rape and torture she endured in comments to Congress on Tuesday in support of a Survivor's Bill of Rights bill being debated by U.S. lawmakers.
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