Ben Flajnik, left, of "The Bachelor," is appearing on "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?" with host Chris Harrison this week. (Courtesy photo)

Ben Flajnik, left, of "The Bachelor," is appearing on "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?" with host Chris Harrison this week. (Courtesy photo)

Scoop: Evan Rachel Wood: People can no longer stay silent about rape

Evan Rachel Wood has taken to social media to tell the world she was sexually assaulted.

On Monday, the “Westworld” actress shared on Twitter a letter in which she says she was raped twice, once by a former lover.

“Yes. I have been raped. By a significant other while we were together. And on a separate occasion, by the owner of a bar,” Wood wrote in the letter, which she sent to Rolling Stone, as the publication was preparing a story about her.

Wood mentioned that she had been reluctant to talk about the assaults because she didn’t want to be called an attention-seeker.

But she’s over that. She wrote, “I don’t believe we live in a time where people can stay silent any longer. I certainly can’t. Not given the world we live in with its blatant bigotry and sexism.”

The assaults happened years ago, she said, adding that she now knows they weren’t her fault.

Wood came out publicly as bisexual in 2011 and has called herself “gender-fluid.” She was married to actor Jamie Bell and has a son with him, born in 2013.

BEYONCE SCORES AT SOUL TRAIN

Why aren’t we surprised that Beyoncé received the most wins at the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards? But it was Brandy who stole the show.

The honors, which aired Sunday on BET with host Erykah Badu, honored Edward Theodore “Teddy” Riley with the Legend Award, while Brandy earned the second-Lady of Soul Award and knocked out the crowd with a medley of her hits.

Beyoncé got four: Video of the year, album/mixtape of the year, best R&B/soul female artist, and song of the year.

Other notables included: Chance the Rapper for best new artist and Maxwell for best R&B/soul male artist, while Anderson .Paak got the “centric certified award.”

Kirk Franklin won for best gospel/inspirational song, while the Rhythm & Bars Award (formerly best hip-hop song) went to “All the Way Up,” by Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared.

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award went to “Rise Up” written by Andra Day and Jennifer Decilveo, while best dance performance went to “Fade” by Kanye West, featuring Teyana Taylor.


GAME SHOW LOCALS

It’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” fan favorites week on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” and The City is being represented with an appearance by Ben Flajnik, who’s playing to benefit The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center; he’ll be on at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 30 on KGO-TV.

Meanwhile, Asim Modi, an attorney from San Francisco is slated to appear on “Jeopardy!” on Dec. 1, also on KGO.

Go guys!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

S.F. 49er Marcus Martin is 23. … Actress Anna Faris is 40. … Actor Don Cheadle is 52. … Actress Kim Delaney is 55. … University of California President Janet Napolitano is 59. … Director Joel Coen is 62. … Singer-keyboardist Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals is 74. … Musician Chuck Mangione is 76. … Actress Diane Ladd is 81. … Blues man John Mayall is 83. …. Sportscaster Vin Scully is 89. Asim ModiBen FlajnikBeyoncéBrandyEvan Rachel WoodJeopardyRapeRolling StoneSoul Train AwardsWho Wants to be a Millionaire?

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