The “ripped from the headlines” mentality of the “Law & Order” franchise is now taking on the story of a celebrity couple.
Next week, NBC will air an episode of “Law & Order: SVU” dubbed “My Funny Valentine” that sounds suspiciously like the the headlines that came out of the relationship between Rihanna and Chris Brown.
The episode airs Wednesday at 9pm and is described as: “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.”
Brown and Rihanna’s relationship drew national attention after he was accused of assaulting her in 2009, although Rihanna has recently forgiven Brown and taken him back.
Here’s the preview…