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2019-03-11 16:00:05


Evan Rachel Wood Opens Up About Past Abusive Relationship

Evan Rachel Wood has spoken out about an abusive relationship she went through in the past to help raise awareness about the worldwide epidemic of domestic abuse, detailing her personal experience via a series of Instagram posts on Monday, March 11.

The 31-year-old’s first upload featured a grid of professional portraits of herself. “The day of this photoshoot, I was so weakened by an abusive relationship,” she wrote in the caption of the post. “I was emaciated, severely depressed, and could barely stand. I fell into a pool of tears and was sent home for the day.”

The next post showed Wood with scratch marks on her forearm. “2 years into my abusive relationship I resorted to self harm,” she wrote. “When my abuser would threaten or attack me, I cut my wrist as a way to disarm him. It only made the abuse stop temporarily. At that point I was desperate to stop the relentless abuse and I was too terrified to leave.”

In the caption to each post, the Westworld star added the hashtag #IAmNotOK, inviting other social media users to come forward with their experiences. “Have you or someone you know been affected by #DomesticViolence?” she asked in a third post. “Join the movement. Share your story.