It was only a matter of time, but Law & Order, which rips their stories straight from the tabloid headlines, is tackling Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged fake Hate Crime from February 2019. The long running series from creator Dick Wolf’s new episode is inspired by actor Smollett’s alleged hoax according to VIBE magazine.
No one is safe from dramatization on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.Their recent season has pulled a bit of inspiration from today’s very wild world of news–specifically Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate crime that took place earlier this year.
In a clip from this week’s new episode, Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and the squad look into a case where mega pop star by the name of Mathis is assaulted in New York. But things don’t add up leading to a bigger mystery for the team to solve.