'Thank you for all your support and courageous stories. You are not alone'
Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood has quit Twitter and social media after speaking out to reveal that she was raped in the past.
The actress, who plays the android Dolores in the hit sci-fi show, made the brave statement earlier this week – revealing that she herself had been sexually attacked in a way similar to her character on two separate occasions.
“I’ve been raped. By a significant other. And on a separate occasion, by the owner of a bar,” she said. “ 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.”
Now, she seems to be leaving Twitter for a while following her admission – telling fans and followers: “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”
She also spoke out to defend the violence towards her character in the show in the opening episode. “The thing about Westworld is we don’t actually show any act of rape,” she said. “It’s the initial knee-jerk reaction – which I totally get because it is a problem and valid. You know.”