'Law & Order: SVU' Tackles Sports & Domestic Violence

'Law & Order: SVU' Tackles Sports & Domestic Violence
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Law & Order: SVU is known for tackling real-life issues in every episode and up next: sports and domestic violence.

According to Deadline, next month the crime drama TV series will air "Spousal Privilege," an episode about an ex sports-star-turned-reporter who is accused of assaulting his girlfriend. Despite photographic evidence of the abuse, the case becomes complicated for the SVU when the couple tries to keep the charges hidden.

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"Domestic violence, with a push from [star] Mariska Hargitay's No More campaign, has recently sparked a long-needed national dialogue," said executive producer Warren Leight.

"'Spousal Privilege' explores the personal and legal complexities of this intractable problem. We are thrilled that Chad and Meagan are joining us to take on this challenging episode."

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Meagan Good has been tapped to play the girlfriend and The Walking Dead's Chad Coleman will star as the former sports player.

Law & Order: SVU's "Spousal Privilege" episode airs November 19!