Josh Duggar Molestation Scandal: Headed to Law & Order SVU

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If you're a fan of the insanely long-running Law & Order franchise, you know that producers like to explore recent scandals in topical "ripped from the headlines" episodes.

So we suppose it was only a matter of time before the Josh Duggar molestation scandal made its way into the writers' room.


In an episode set to air next month, the detectives of SVU will investigate the parents of a religiously conservative reality TV family - after their 13-year-old daughter winds up pregnant.

While the show never goes easy on its "especially heinous" criminals, if comments made by series regular Peter Scanavino are any indication, the Duggars will be portrayed in a particularly harsh light:

“With the Duggar one, it was like the double-whammy because it was his sisters and the fact — I mean, honestly, I feel like we’re dealing with some topics this season that feel a bit meatier than some lunatic fringe family,” Scanavino said in a recent interview.

“I have never been so infuriated with someone’s level of hypocrisy, and lying, and then displacement of responsibility onto something else...When I think about that guy, it boils my blood, I will say.”

Hopefully Josh's rehab facility doesn't have TV. We imagine he'll want to skip this episode.

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