Rape Survivor Evan Rachel Wood Explains Why She Hasn’t Named Her Assailants

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“My perpetrators were very powerful, very rich, very entitled, very narcissistic white men. I haven’t named my abusers for a number of reasons. One: I’m one person against some very powerful people. Two: Money and time, and re-traumatizing yourself to go after the person that assaulted you takes quite a toll.”

“Sometimes the act is so traumatizing, or you’re so ashamed of it, or you’re so confused by it, or you’re so scared of your perpetrators, that you’re silenced. Sometimes for years, sometimes for your whole life,” she says. “It took me seven years after I was raped to admit to myself that I even was raped and that I should be upset.”