Rihanna and Brown inspire Law & Order

Last updated 15:58 22/02/2013


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Although Rihanna has made up with her assaulter Chris Brown, Law and Order SVU seems to have taken inspiration from the couple.

While the controversial pair partied on holiday in Hawaii, celebrating the beauty's 25th birthday, the popular TV show previewed their upcoming episode featuring an eerily similar story-line.

The official description for the episode (called Funny Valentine) reads, "a promising singer is brutally attacked by her boyfriend, a popular hip-hop star...but the victim refuses to aid the prosecution and...continues to put herself in danger."

Sounds familiar?

The official stance of the show's storywriters is of course that it is purely fiction. In their take on the drama the abusive boyfriend gets murdered and his action inspires the fictional paper to headline with The Beauty and the Beating.

The show is being screened in the US next week (so look out for the Twitter storm), alas we have to wait a while until it will be on our screens.

Brown is still on probation for beating up Rihanna on the eve of the Grammy awards in 2009. He pleaded guilty to beating and punching her and was sentenced to community service, anger management classes, given a restraining order.

Since his restraining order expired last year the couple have reunited. The superstars' reconciliation had been rumoured for months, and was officially confirmed last month.

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