Westworld

star Evan Rachel Wood has revealed she's been sexually assaulted on two separate occasions.

The 29-year-old actress has admitted she has suffered "physical, psychological, sexual" abuse and was raped by a significant other and by a bar owner.

In an email to Rolling Stone magazine the day after the US Presidential election, she wrote: "I've been raped. By a significant other while we were together. And on a separate occasion, by the owner of a bar. 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."

Wood realised she was attracted to women when she was aged 4 or 5 and came out as bisexual in 2011.

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The Westworld star believed she was "taken advantage of" because there was something about her people knew they could "exploit".

She said: "It was always talked about like a phase or something stupid, or something you were doing for attention.

"You know, bisexuality is worthy of eye rolls. And I didn't realise how damaging that was until I tried to have healthy relationships as an adult and realised that there was still all this shame and conditioning and stigma around my sexuality that was affecting the way I related to people.

"I think I was taken advantage of because someone knew there was something about me that they could exploit."

Wood has a 3-year-old son with her ex-husband Jamie Bell, and dated rocker Marilyn Manson for four years.

Where to go for help or more information:

• Women's Refuge: Free national crisisline operates 24/7 - 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843 www.womensrefuge.org.nz
• ShineFree national helpline 9am- 11pm every day - 0508 744 633 www.2shine.org.nz
• It's Not Ok: Information line 0800 456 450 www.areyouok.org.nz
• Shakti: Providing specialist cultural services for African, Asian and Middle Eastern women and their children. Crisisline 24/7 0800 742 584
• Ministry of Justice: www.justice.govt.nz/family-justice/domestic-violence
• National Network of Stopping Violence: www.nnsvs.org.nz
• White Ribbon: Aiming to eliminate men's violence towards women, focusing this year on sexual violence and the issue of consent. www.whiteribbon.org.nz