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A popular sports reporter seeks out Detective Benson to accuse a cameraman of rape and stalking. The SVU squad and ADA Barba begin their preparations for a difficult trial when the victim learns she is pregnant as result of the rape. As the case proceeds, the defense uses controversial tactics in its efforts to persuade the jury.

Source: NBC

Episode Info  

Episode number: 14x18
Airdate: Wednesday March 27th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) May 16, 2013

Special Guest Stars
Lauren CohanLauren Cohan
As Avery Jordan

Guest Stars
Elizabeth MarvelElizabeth Marvel
As Counselor Rita Calhoun
Jayne HoudyshellJayne Houdyshell
As Judge Ruth Linden
Jenna SternJenna Stern
As Judge Elana Barth
Ned EisenbergNed Eisenberg
As Roger Kressler
Raúl EsparzaRaúl Esparza
As Assistant D.A. Rafael Barba
Reathel BeanReathel Bean
As Congressman Fritz Showalter
Rob BogueRob Bogue
As Jason Hollis
David MarcianoDavid Marciano
As Rick Purcell
Eliud KauffmanEliud Kauffman
As Ken Bunuel
Hunter EmeryHunter Emery
As Andy Copeland
Kent KassellaKent Kassella
As Jury Foreman
Lauren Lee SmithLauren Lee Smith
As Barba’s Assistant
Mark GessnerMark Gessner
As Mikey
Ramesh GaneshramRamesh Ganeshram
As Man In Scrubs

Steven ZirnkiltonSteven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration
Main Cast
Mariska HargitayMariska Hargitay
As Lieutenant Olivia Benson
Danny PinoDanny Pino
As Detective Nick Amaro
Kelli GiddishKelli Giddish
As Detective Amanda Rollins
Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
As Sergeant John Munch
As Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola
Dann FlorekDann Florek
As Captain Donald Cragen


The episode begins with a female reporter named Avery Jordan reporting from the men’s locker room of a baseball team. Next, she is shown meeting Olivia at a restaurant. She tells Olivia that a co-worker of hers sexually assaulted her in her house a month ago, but she was too busy to report it earlier. She says she didn’t want to meet at the station because that would attract too much attention. Before she can tell Olivia anything more, a couple of guys recognize her and insist she take a picture with them. Avery as a result is forced to leave in a hurry and Olivia gives Avery her card, so they can finish their conversation later. ..

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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
EditorKaren I. Stern
CastingJonathan Strauss  |  Lynn Kressel
MusicMike Post
Director of PhotographyMichael Green (5)
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