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'Law & Order: SVU'

Sports Scandal Mashup

Darren Sharper Meets Ray Rice

10/1/2014 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



The Darren Sharper alleged rape scandal is getting the TV treatment -- with a little Ray Rice mixed in -- because "Law & Order: SVU" is ripping both headlines for a sports scandal themed episode. 

The episode -- which airs tonight -- features a major sports star accused of drugging and raping multiple women ... a la the accusations levied against former NFL star Darren Sharper

Clearly, they are changing the names of the characters ... but it's clear, producers are using the Sharper case as the basis for the ep.

But here's where it gets bizarre ... producers are heavily promoting a controversial "elevator scandal" involving the sports hero ... which seems like a obvious take from the Ray Rice situation. 

Only in the preview clip for the episode, a woman is attacking the sports star ... the reverse of what happened in real life with Ray.  

"SVU" hasn't shied away from celebrity scandals in the past -- airing episodes based off Chris Brown, Casey Anthony and Paula Deen.

Rihanna & Chris Brown

Deadly Ending

on 'Law & Order: SVU'

2/28/2013 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Rihanna's controversial reunion with Chris Brown will end with him killing her -- at least that's the way the writers of "Law and Order: SVU" see it ... based on last night's explosive episode.

This had to be the easiest script the 'SVU' crew ever wrote ... as it copied the Rihanna-Chris saga almost exactly -- and simply changing the names to Micha and Caleb.

The first brutal domestic violence incident goes down as Micha (Rihanna) catches Caleb (Chris) hugging another woman, and says ... "Caleb, I can't leave you alone for 5 minutes without you getting trashy."

Caleb (Chris) says "Who you steppin' to?" -- then yells, "Skinny ass whore!" ... as he slams her head to the ground and punches her in the face.

Just like real life ... Micha (Rihanna) refuses to testify against Caleb (Chris Brown). The 'SVU' detectives even say at one point, "They should go on a double date with Chris Brown and Rihanna."

But the ending seemed to be ripped from a different scandal.

Caleb (Chris) and Micha (Rihanna) are having a romantic moment on a private yacht when she asks about a text message on his phone. Caleb (Chris) says, "Haven't you learned to mind your own business?"

The next scene is a reporter at a memorial for Micha (Rihanna) ... whose body was found in Bermuda ... floating next to the yacht.

Shades of Natalie Wood?

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