The most recent "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" episode got political, something the show has done in the past. A conservative "extreme commentator" is violently raped at a right-wing rally by Antfia members during the episode, titled "Info Wars."
Many online speculated that the character was depicting conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter.
"After a female pundit is assaulted during a protest, Benson and Barba struggle to put their political beliefs aside in order to help bring the attacker to justice," reads the NBC description of the episode.
Fansided.com described the episode thusly:
Wednesday’s episode is called “Info Wars” (yes, like the website) and deals with a protest at which a pundit played by Rhea Seehorn (best known as Kim Wexler from Better Call Saul) is attacked. Her political points of view aren’t on the same page as those of Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and ADA Rafael Barba (Raul Esparza), but they’re not going to let their opinions on politics stop them in their pursuit of justice, right? Of course not. But expect someone to have a problem.
Journalist Ian Miles Cheong suggested the character was based on Lauren Southern or Cassandra Fairbanks, two popular right-wing journalists.
"I just watched this," said Fairbanks. "It’s definitely based on Ann Coulter and it is disgusting. They throw away the case and pretty much tell her to go f*** herself. I’m never watching this show again."
Watch the promo, below: