Chris Brown and Rihanna
When Chris Brown physically abused his then-girlfriend Rihanna on the night before the 2009 Grammys, the story became one of the most covered in the country.
However, Law & Order: SVU is offering a fresh (read: fictional) take on the scandal on Wednesday's episode (airing at 9/8c on NBC). Titled "Funny Valentine," the episode is described as centering on "an up-and-coming singer is beaten by her famous boyfriend, but she won't assist the prosecution. Before long, a media frenzy surrounds the case, and the defendant and his relentless lawyer add fuel to the fire."
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The trailer for the episode goes even further, promoting a "familiar story of two celebrities intertwined by abuse." In a possible divergence from the original story, a "Law & Order twist" is also teased. What could it be? Watch the video for a big (possible) hint:
Will you watch Wednesday's ripped-from-the-headlines episode?