Officially, the next episode of Law Order: SVU has nothing to do with pop stars Chris Brown and Rihanna. Unofficially, next week’s episode was ripped from the tabloid headlines.
According to Entertainment Weekly, next week’s Law And Order: SVU will feature domestic abuse, a promising singer, a popular hip hop star and a media circus.
Here’s the synopsis for the episode:
“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.”
Of course, Law Order does add its own little twist to the story. The Chris Brown character will get killed off during next week’s episode.
The Frisky notes that Law Order: SVU is “notorious” for ripping their stories directly from the headlines so it isn’t too surprising to see the Rihanna and Chris Brown’s relationship get the small screen treatment.
Here’s a preview for Chris Brown / Rihanna episode of SVU.