Following Law and Order’s long tradition of basing its plots on real-life tragedies, NBC announced its Special Victims Unit franchise will rip the story of confirmed molester and alleged pornography fanboy Josh Duggar from the headlines for an upcoming episode.
NBC-owned E! News somehow managed to get the scoop on the plot of Law and Order: Duggar Victims Unit, and it looks like things will be even worse for the fictional Duggars than they are for the “reality” version of the family:
In ‘Patrimonial Burden,’ the Wednesday, Nov. 4, episode of the long-running NBC drama, the squad investigates a famous reality TV family after it’s discovered the 13-year-old daughter is pregnant. Naturally, there’s a web of secrets at play in with this virtuous family.
“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 [Josh Duggar], it boils my blood, I will say,” said Peter Scanavino, that Josh-Charles-lookin’ guy who plays the non-Benson, non-Ice-T detective on the show, last month.
The real Josh Duggar admitted to molesting his younger sisters as a teenager, but is not, unlike in the SVU episode, suspected of impregnating any of them. He is apparently still living at a Christian sex rehab facility after admitting he cheated on his wife and used extramarital affair site Ashley Madison.
In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous.