In a story that’s only a couple years late (it happened in 2009), Law and Order: SVU is looking to capitalize on the Chris Brown’s Grammy night assault of then (and now current?) girlfriend Rihanna. Here’s the episode summary:
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).
In the preview videos the singer even has the same injuries Rihanna suffered at the hands of Chris Brown. I don’t get what the point of this episode is. I mean, I get the point, I guess. Domestic abuse is bad, mmmkay? But why did it take them 5 years to make this episode?
We all know Chris Brown is an insufferable and psychotically violent asshole. We all know Rihanna is a co-dependent husk of a woman who seemingly lives for other people’s approval. Personally, I hate both of these idiots pretty equally.
I just don’t see what this episode could possibly bring to light that the whole fucking world hasn’t already gone over 100 times.
Chris Brown should be in jail. Rihanna is incredibly fucking naive and stupid.
The justice system fails us sometimes. I just hope they introduce something new. Like, maybe Rihan..err…Micha Green gets beaten to death by her boyfriend, who then dies in a hail of gunfire after calling the cops a bunch of pussy ass bitches.