- The Washington Times - Monday, October 8, 2018

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis used a promotional interview for the latest edition of the “Halloween” franchise to liken Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh to the movie’s fictional killer Michael Myers.

The woman who made “Laurie Strode” famous in John Carpenter’s 1978 horror film sees the newest edition to the U.S. Supreme Court as a psychopathic murderer. Ms. Curtis told the ladies of ABC’s “The View” on Monday that her upcoming film thematically deals with the kind of “trauma” experienced by college professor Christine Blasey Ford.

Ms. Blasey Ford’s uncorroborated claims of attempted rape in 1982 nearly derailed Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the high court. An additional background check by the FBI paved the way for skittish senators to vote him in over the weekend.

“I know it’s a slasher movie and it freaks you out, but it’s actually about something,” Ms. Curtis said, the media watchdog NewsBusters reported. “The movie is about trauma. Because, what happened to Laurie Strode when she was 17 — it is fiction. I want everyone to understand that I’m not saying that this happened to me. But it happened to Laurie Strode in the movies and here we are having a conversation, a global conversation about trauma and what effect that kind of trauma has on a person. And you guys talked about it earlier about someone have it affect them their whole life. Christine Ford said this affected her.

“And the heroine of Halloween is a woman who suffered a trauma when she was 17 like Dr. Ford when she was 17,” the celebrity continued. “And it changed and shaped her life and now she is taking back the power which is what all of these brave women have done.”

Ms. Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was 15 during the alleged attack, although therapy notes reference an incident in her “late teens.”

“I truly wish I could provide detailed answers to all of the questions that have been and will be asked about how I got to the party, where it took place, and so forth,” she told lawmakers on Sept. 27. “I don’t have all the answers, and I don’t remember as much as I would like to. But the details about that night that bring me here today are ones I will never forget. They have been seared into my memory and have haunted me episodically as an adult.”

None of the individuals cited by the college professor as attendees at the alleged gathering corroborated her claims.


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