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A promising singer is brutally attacked by her boyfriend, a popular hip hop star. ADA Barba works to build a case, but the victim refuses to aid the prosecution and, despite Detective Benson's best efforts, continues to put herself in danger. The case quickly spirals into a media circus, perpetrated by both the defendant and his uncompromising attorney.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 14x16
Airdate: Wednesday February 27th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) May 09, 2013
DK (Kanal 5) Apr 14, 2014

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jeffrey Tambor
As Counselor Ben Cohen
Joseph A. Halsey
As Uniform Officer #1
Karen Tsen Lee
As DNA Tech Susan Chung
Raúl Esparza
As Assistant D.A. Rafael Barba
Socorro Santiago
As Judge P. Ortiz
Sue Simmons
As Herself
Ceylan Yildirim
As Jen Blanken
Charles Malik Whitfield
As John "Brass" Blanken
Dave Navarro
As Ferrari
Eugene Jones
As Caleb Bryant
Madison Elizabeth Zamor
As Micha Green (age 9)
Perez Hilton
As Himself
Saul Rubinek
As Mr. Price
Tara Moncure
As Young Woman
Tiffany Robinson
As Micha Green
Main Cast
Mariska Hargitay
As Sergeant Olivia Benson
Danny Pino
As Detective Nick Amaro
Kelli Giddish
As Detective Amanda Rollins
Richard Belzer
As Sergeant John Munch
As Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola
Dann Florek
As Captain Donald Cragen
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)


The episode begins with a little girl, Micha Green, singing in front of a camera at home. Her parents are recording her performance. Next, it’s shown that the girl has grown up and is recording a song in a music studio. A guy joins her in the singing and, at the end of the song, they kiss. They celebrate in the studio with the producers who are really happy with the couple’s performance. She thanks a man called Brass standing nearby and says they wouldn’t be there without him. Later in the recording room, she sees Caleb, who she was singing with earlier, flirting with another woman. She playfully taunts him about it. Caleb doesn’t appreciate her taunting him and brutally assaults her. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerJulie Martin (1)  |  Michael Smith (7)  |  Warren Leight  |  Peter Jankowski  |  Dick Wolf
Co-Executive ProducerArthur W. Forney  |  Ed Zuckerman
Supervising ProducerKevin Fox  |  Peter Blauner
ProducerJonathan Starch  |  Kenneth G. Brown (1)
Co-ProducerJonathan Strauss  |  Mark Dragin  |  Michael Ciliento
Consulting ProducerGwendolyn Parker
Production DesignerDean Taucher
EditorJames Austin Stewart
CastingJonathan Strauss  |  Lynn Kressel
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyMichael Green (5)
Warning: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 14 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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