It’s been a busy season for men behaving badly, right? These headlines are too good for the writers at Law & Order: SVU to pass up. Which news story will be the basis of an SVU episode next season? I made my guesses below – what do you think? (If you don’t know who these real-life stories are about, the answers – and links – are on the bottom.)
The Great Seducer. Odds, 1:1. The snooty president of an international monetary agency, and shoo-in for the next president of France, is charged with raping a chambermaid at his posh New York hotel. SVU pretty much has to cover this one, right?
Look At My Weiner. Odds, 2:1. A New York Congressman sends nude pictures of his crotch to women he just met on the Internet. His beautiful pregnant politico wife is not amused.
The Adulternator. Odds, 3:1. A governor impregnates the family housekeeper, then keeps his love child a secret for over a decade. His wife travels back in time to have him castrated.
Teachers’ Pets. Odds, 4:1. Professors at a state university are charged with running a massive online prostitution ring. It was a tip-off when they offered a course called “Intro to Pimp Studies.”
Your Mother Should Know. Odds, 5:1. An abstinence advocate, who also happens to be the daughter of a Vice-Presidential candidate, claims she unwillingly lost her virginity during a camping trip, while she was passed out drunk. Some advocates call for rape charges to be brought against the boyfriend.
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up. Odds, 10:1. A male construction worker leaps to his death from a 50-story skyscraper after enduring constant harassment by female underwear models at the agency across the street.
Take your pick – or tell me another story that screams SVU episode!
The Great Seducer – IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Look At My Weiner – Congressman Anthony Weiner.
The Adultenator – Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger.
Teachers’ Pets – Professors at University of New Mexico.
Your Mother Should Know – Bristol Palin.
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up – actually, I did make that one up.