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'Law and Order: SVU' to Air Rihanna and Chris Brown-Inspired Episode

February 22, 2013 (8:51 am) GMT
In 'Funny Valentine', a female singer is brutally attacked by her boyfriend, a popular hip hop star, but the male star ends up getting killed.

While their reunion story grabs the headlines in recent weeks, and will get the spotlight in a new episode of "". Known for its episodes that often take on real-life events, the show will air an episode which focuses on a popular music couple, in which the man abuses his singer girlfriend.

This storyline quickly draws comparison to the relationship of RiRi and Chris, who were involved in an altercation back in 2009. However, in an "SVU" twist, the male singer winds up getting murdered. Despite the similarity, a rep for the police procedural series insists, "As always, SVU is fiction."

According to the official synopsis, ADA Barba (guest star Raul Esparza) works to build a case, but the victim refuses to aid the prosecution and, despite Detective Benson's 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 ).

"Funny Valentine" will air Wednesday, February 27 at 9 P.M. on NBC. The episode will feature special appearances by Perez Hilton, and .



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