The #MeToo movement is getting the small screen treatment, with TV’s Murphy Brown revealing she was a victim of sexual misconduct.

In a preview clip from Thursday’s “Murphy Brown” released Wednesday by CBS, journalist Brown, played by Candice Bergen, confides in her friend that she “had an experience in college with a mentor.”


“It was somewhere between Harvey Weinstein and the guy on the subway with the mirrors on his shoes,” Brown quips.

“We both know what it was like back then,” replies Phyllis, a bar owner played by Tyne Daly. “We faltered egos, laughed at lousy jokes, and if something happened we didn’t talk about it. In those days, it wasn’t sexual harassment, it was a bad date.”

“Well I thought it didn’t affect me,” says Brown, “but I’m suddenly feeling that it did and I don’t know what to do about it.”

The episode comes in the wake of Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Remembering Ginsburg's patriotism and lifelong motivation Collins: President elected Nov. 3 should fill Supreme Court vacancy MORE’s contentious Supreme Court nomination battle. Kavanaugh was confirmed on Saturday after facing accusations of sexual assault dating back to the 1980’s. He has denied the accusations.

The Me Too movement against sexual harassment was ignited last year with accusations against Hollywood producer Weinstein and has since taken down other powerful men in politics, business and entertainment.