20 Law & Order: SVU Episodes That Were Ripped From The Headlines
“SCORCHED EARTH,” SEASON 13, EPISODE 1
In another classic “ripped from the headlines” episode of Law & Order: SVU, the team investigates the alleged assault of a hotel worker. The maid claims that one of the hotel guests, a well-known Italian diplomat, sexually assaulted her. The woman is put through hell and back as the case becomes super high-profile and her credibility becomes more and more tarnished. In the case of the real-life politician, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, he was eventually forced to resign after it came forward that he did, indeed, assault a maid.