'Law & Order: SVU' to Address Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Angelo Anderson
November 24, 2017

Soon after, other industry leaders followed. The plot will unfold in the airline industry rather than Hollywood, but we'll see core elements remain the same.

'She also wants to set up a fund for victims of alleged sexual misconduct by the studio's recently fired co-chairman Harvey Weinstein and a mediation process to reach settlements with them'.

Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment by many of Hollywood's leading ladies, including Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan.

We will remind, after The New York Times published an investigation on the methods of work Harvey Weinstein (sex in exchange for movie role), the actress started complaining about sexual harassment and even rape on his part. Here's why that decision was made, according to executive producer Michael Chernuchin.

Said Chernuchin: "We were actually working on a story about airline pilots and what a boys club that is". "It's a real important episode about the rape culture in an industry", he said, "and we wanted to try stretch the law to criminalize that sort of environment".


Like with any "ripped from the headlines" episode of SVU the very clear goal is going to be to figure out a way in which to tell this story in a way that feels authentic both to the SVU story as well as real life.

"Unstoppable" was set to air on October 12, then it was pushed to October 26 and again to November 16 during the election year.

Presuming that SVU's so far untitled Weinstein-based episode does make it to air, it won't be until after the new year, although an exact date has yet to be revealed.

"SVU", which has always been known for tackling real-life headlines and scandals in episodes, has not announced an official premiere date for the episode.

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