Impressed by the #MeToo motion, the present Murphy Brown revealed that Murphy (Candice Bergen) was sexually assault by a professor in faculty when she was 19. And empowered by the present social and political local weather, Murphy confronted her attacker.
Within the episode, Murphy bravely recounts the evening of the incident to her former professor. She explains how he lured her to his workplace, pressured her to drink, after which sexually assaulted her. Murphy instructed him, “You pinned me down proper there on that sofa. I pushed you off, and I bought the hell out of right here.”
Thanks, @MurphyBrownCBS for confronting your attacker, even when it was fiction – one thing I’ve considered doing ever since Dr. Blasey-Ford so bravely confronted hers. I don’t suppose I might do it, however dream about it on a regular basis. You captured what I feel his response can be.
— Susan (@OpusInProgress) October 12, 2018
Just like many headlines in right this moment’s information, Murphy’s professor denied the accusations. He really accused her of seducing him. And whereas he by no means acknowledged or apologized for his transgressions, Murphy felt a way of closure as a result of she lastly confronted the one that harm her so a few years in the past.
Murphy Brown airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. on CBS.
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