Evan Rachel Wood is getting honest about her past struggles with domestic violence. The Westworld actress took to social media earlier this week to discuss being in an abusive relationship using the hashtag #IAmNotOK.
“2 years into my abusive relationship I resorted to self harm,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself.
“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 abuse and I was too terrified to leave.”
She continued, “The day of this photoshoot, I was so weakened by an abusive relationship. I was emaciated, severely depressed, and could barely stand. I fell into a pool of tears and was sent home for the day. #IAmNotOk.”
The 31-year-old also shared details of her abusive past while on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, which aired on Monday, March 11.
“I’ve been studying law this year. I do a lot of domestic violence advocacy work, and part of that is learning everything you can about the laws to see what’s working and what’s not,” she explained.
“I’m a survivor myself and it wasn’t until very recently that I really came to terms with everything and was even able to identify what had happened.”
She continued, “When it happens, it’s very complicated and you lie to yourself, you’re being lied to, you’re being gaslit, you’re in a dangerous situation…you lose a sense of self and a sense of reality because you’re stuck in this kind of nightmare for a while.”