Watch a trailer for Law & Order: SVU’s Jussie Smollett-inspired episode

It airs Thursday, October 10 on NBC.

October 08, 2019

This Thursday, NBC's crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will air an episode inspired by the saga of Jussie Smollett. Watch a trailer for the episode above before it airs this on October 10. Billed as "ripped from the headlines," the episode of SVU follows the case of a celebrity who claims he's been assaulted, the resulting media frenzy, and accusations of dishonesty.

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Smollett was best known as an actor on Fox's Empire before claiming to have been the target of a Trump-inspired hate crime in Chicago. Investigators decided he faked the incident and charged him with filing a false police report, but the criminal charges were later dropped. Smollett is currently fighting a $130,000 lawsuit filed by the City of Chicago to recover the money spent on investigating his claims. Smollett was written out of the sixth season of Empire.

Watch a trailer for Law & Order: SVU’s Jussie Smollett-inspired episode