Hollywood actress Evan Rachel Wood made emotional statements on Capitol Hill – she gave detailed testimony in the US Congress about the experience of rape and torture.
She described two cases of rape, in one she was also tortured. She made the statement during the hearing of the bill on sexual harassment and attacks. The Star of the World of the Wild West revealed its agonizing experience in a 5-minute statement at a meeting of the Committee on Crime, Terrorism, National Security and Investigations.
“While I was tied up and beaten and told unspeakable things, I really felt that I could die. Not only because my abuser told me: “I could kill you right now,” but also because at that moment it seemed to me that I was leaving my body and I was too afraid to try to escape, “she said. . The experience gained was the cause of depression and post-traumatic syndrome.
“I struggled with self-torture, I had two attempts at suicide. For a short time I was confined in a psychiatric hospital. It was a turning point, when I began to get professional help to cope with the injury, “- said the actress.
“This bill – the recognition of the basic civil rights of victims of sexual violence, it will be the first step,” says Wood. “It’s a defense that can help save someone’s life one day.”