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    • In 1980, after reading an article about Jodie in People Magazine, obsessed fan John Warnock Hinckley Jr. enrolled in a writing course at Yale to be near her. On March 30, 1981 he wrote a letter to Jodie of his plans (primarily to impress the nineteen year-old actress and Yale Freshman) to assassinate President Reagan, which he attempted later that afternoon. Foster was so affected by Hinckley's actions and the subsequent media frenzy that she published an article in Esquire plaintively entitled "Why Me?" and refused to speak publicly about the incident any further.

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