Those in the know realize that Law & Order: SVU is the most superior brand of crime drama on television today. I mean they have Ice T playing a wise cracking cop — this Ice T — and all of the stories are ‘ripped from the headlines.’ Well, SVU made a bold move last night by airing an episode based on Chris Brown’s assault on Rihanna.
If you’ve checked out the promo for the show above, try making the argument that this is not based on the events that transpired between the two singers in 2009. That’s what I thought. Yet, in the end credits of each episode SVU claims that the show is not based on actual events, despite the promo saying this is a “familiar case” to the viewer. I’m not asking Law & Order creator Dick Wolf to grow a set and outright admit that this was based on Breezy and Ri Ri, but let’s not dance around the fact at the close of every episode.
Anyhow, Tiffany Robinson who played the character that’s clearly based on Rihanna, told MTV, “of course, the story, the relationship is similar. But the character herself, it was more or less, this is her first big break, her first big single and it was spun on from her relationship with this other celebrity, which is a lot different from the situation, I believe, [with] Rihanna and Chris.”
If you’re interested in checking out the episode that has a surprise twist ending that didn’t happen in reality, you can watch the episode in it’s entirety below.