Yesterday I told you that “Law & Order SVU” plans to tackle the controversial Trayvon Martin and Paula Deen cases in the same episode. Entertainment Weekly reports that well-known actress Cybil Shepherd plays the celebrity chef who shoots and kills the Trayvon Martin character, played by Smash’s Leslie Odom, Jr.
“Law & Order,” which is in its 15th season of production, will also tackle the controversial stop and frisk law.
EW writes: “[Jeffrey] Tambor is a defense attorney representing a very high-profile celebrity woman chef who thought she was being pursued by a rapist and turned around it was a teenager. And she shot him,” said Leight in an interview with EW. “There’s a lot of stop and frisk elements to that as well.”
George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing 17-year-old Martin earlier this year. Deen, 66, was fired by the Food Network after she admitted using racial slurs in the past.
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