Cybill Shepherd will play the role of a Deen-esque celebrity chef
Duhn-duhn…A Paula Deen-esque celebrity chef will shoot an unarmed, hoodie-wearing black teen she believes is following her in an upcoming episode of "Law & Order: SVU," an individual with knowledge of the episode told TheWrap on Friday.
Cybill Shepherd will star as the Deen-esque celebrity chef Jolene Castille, who claims self-defense, saying that she'd heard police were on the hunt for a rapist who fit the victim's description.
The episode draws from two real-life incidents that brought racial tensions in America to the fore. Unarmed Florida teen Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in 2012.
Zimmerman was acquitted in the subsequent controversial trial earlier this year. Deen, who specializes in Southern-style cooking, saw her media empire crumble this year after it was revealed in a lawsuit deposition that she had used the N-word.
The "Law & Order: SVU" episode will air in October.
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