Law & Order: SVU Episode On Donald Trump, Delayed To After Election; NBC Worried About Backlash?
NBC has decided to schedule the Law & Order: SVU episode inspired by Donald Trump post-November 8, following the US presidential election. The scheduling of the episode, which will be aired as more and more sexual harassment cases come up against Trump, was finalized by the network on Friday.Advertisement
The Law & Order: SVU episode titled “Unstoppable” will revolve around an outspoken and bombastic presidential candidate, played by Veep‘s Gary Cole, whose election campaign will be interrupted by sexual harassment charges.
According to a report by the TV Line, the production for the episode was completed over a month ago and was filmed before the sexual harassment allegations surfaced. It was supposed to be the second episode of season 18 and was slated to be aired on October 26.
However, an air date for the episode has not yet been decided. It was announced during the weeks when Trump’s campaign got hampered amid the sexual assault allegations. The Republican presidential nominee was accused of displaying lewd and sexist behaviour on the sets of the “Apprentice” in an Associated Press report published on October 3.
Access Hollywood revealed a video a week ago in which Trump could be seen discussing groping women with the then co-host Billy Bush. After the video went viral, Trump apologized for his remarks, calling it a “locker room talk,” the Hollywood Reporter reported. Despite the apology, Trump’s campaign has taken a back seat following the scandalous leak.
The video leak prompted several women to come out in the open and accuse Trump of sexual assault. Two women, in particular, said Trump assaulted them to The New York Times and the People. Also, during a press conference on Friday a former contestant of the “Apprentice” accused Trump of forcibly kissing her.
Trump has denied the allegations brought against him and has threatened to sue the publications publishing the allegations. In the first promo for the episode aired on Wednesday evening, the Trump-inspired character could be seen describing how women threw themselves at him.