“Law & Order SVU” is known for ripping headlines to create the plots for their hit TV show.
The latest story the show is delving into is the infamous Chris Brown and Rihanna beating that occurred Grammy night in 2009. Although the series cannot confirm the show is based on the couple, there are striking similarities, read the episode description below:
“A promising singer is brutally attacked by her boyfriend, a popular hip hop star.ADA Barba (guest star Raul Esparza) works to build a case, but the victim refuses to aid the prosecution and, despite Detective Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) best efforts, continues to put herself in danger. The case quickly spirals into a media circus, perpetrated by both the defendant and his uncompromising attorney (guest star Jeffrey Tambor) … Special appearances by Perez Hilton, Dave Navarro and Wendy Williams.”
The episode titled “My Funny Valentine” will air on February 27 at 9 p.m. est.