NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” will air an episode on Wednesday night that is very similar to the situation surrounding former Fox News CEO, Roger Ailes, when the team goes after a powerful media mogul preying on his employees.
Ailes stepped down in disgrace last year when after Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson accused him of sexual harassment. Numerous women have since come forward with similar allegations and Fox News has settled with and apologized to Carlson.
The promo for Wednesday’s “SVU” features a television executive with a history of covering up sexual abuse, and a presumed victim saying, “He forced me onto my knees, the whole network knew.”
The episode titled “The Newsroom” focuses on a news anchor who makes similar claims to what Ailes has been accused of. Much like Ailes, the fictional executive in the NBC drama denies the allegations brought against him.
NBC’s “Law & Order” franchise has been developing storylines that are borrowed from real-life stories for years, referring to them as “ripped-fromIs ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Tackling Roger Ailes? (Video)-the-headlines” episodes. The show has touched on everything from Paula Deen to Robert Durst, although it doesn’t come out and admit the story is based on Ailes.
NBC’s cable news sister, MSNBC, is a direct rival of Fox News. Despite the scandal surrounding Ailes, Fox News continues to be the most-watched network in all of cable news on a regular basis.
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