‘Law & Order: SVU’ Predicts Tragic End For Chris Brown & Rihanna

Wed, February 27, 2013 10:36pm EDT by 98 Comments
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Chris Brown & Rihanna will never be able to escape the night he viciously beat her on the night of the 2009 Grammys. Four years later, that incident was the basis for this week’s ‘Law & Order: SVU’ — but did NBC do the story justice?

Chris Brown must always live with his violent past against Rihanna, which is now forever documented on the Feb. 27 episode of Law & Order: SVU. But rather than a straight re-telling of Chris and Rihanna’s story, the writers took things a little further, predicting what could happen if a “promising singer” were to stay with her “popular hip-hop star” boyfriend and remain silent when he acted out.

(Watch Chris Brown & Rihanna’s ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Full Episode)

The Episode Begins With The Beating

The episode awkwardly began with a caption on the screen telling us it was not based on anyone in real life. We see a young singer named Misha performing a duet with Caleb Bryant — interesting initials “CB” — showing that they are really in love with each other. Dave Navarro plays the sound engineer, and one of the few people excited that Misha will become a singing sensation. Then, two seconds after kissing on Misha, Caleb moves onto a background singer that looks exactly like Karrueche Tran. Misha obviously sees what is going on, but instead of handling it like a man, Caleb beats her up in front of a handful of people.

Caleb is a big jerk, getting a hold of his lawyer by saying, “Somebody call my jew!” when he gets arrested for the beating that has now been blasted all over Perez Hilton‘s website. What’s also interesting is that when this happens, they actually have the words “Chris Brown & Rihanna” on screen. Comparing this beating to the one of Chris and RiRi were involved in is art imitating life.

The Chris Brown Character (Caleb Bryant) Gets Away With The Assault

Though he is arrested, Caleb goes onto The Wendy Williams Show to apologize, offering Misha a friendship ring. Then he actually violates a restraining order when the police find him in bed with her, so he gets sent to court and receives another slap on the wrist. The cops continue to be frustrated that he gets away with things, over and over. Caleb even gets arrested again when he is found with pot, but Misha continues to fall in love with him. Going back to the man who abused her; it certanly sounds like Rihanna and Chris, doesn’t it?

Truth & Fiction Begin To Blur

During a record release party, Caleb breaks his restraining order again, shooting and killing his former band manager, and harming Misha again. Caleb may be a huge thug, but he has tons of talent, so his fans and the law are at an odds. Misha continues to lie for her love, even covering for him while the police visit her in the hospital.

But it’s the death of his former band manager, who is now Misha’s band manager, that really gets the case moving forward — because she actually cares for the man she calls “Brass.” The cops bring Brass’s family to make Misha start talking, and it works.

Misha (Rihanna) Finally Tells The Cops The Truth

Misha claims it all started when she found a text on Caleb’s phone in a club from another girl. That was the first beating, which was actually very similar to Chris and Rihanna’s infamous moment in 2009 when he beat her after arguing over a text! Back to the show, Misha admits that Caleb shot Brass and the case moves forward to get Caleb the punishment he deserves.

Misha & Caleb’s Shocking Twist Ending

Caleb goes back to court but Misha doesn’t tell the truth on all the incidents which gets the case thrown out, and the cops are understandably very upset. The police suggest that the next thing that will happen is that Caleb will kill her — and they’re right! Caleb and Misha go to Bermuda on a private yacht, and when she angers him after another text, he kills her.

Overall, the show took a lot of liberties in re-telling — and adding a great deal onto — the couple’s story.

So HollywoodLifers, What did you think of the dramatic retelling of the Chris Brown & Rihanna story?  And did it go too far. Sound off below!

Watch: Rihanna & Chris Brown Mocked On Law & Order SVU

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More Chris Brown & Rihanna Drama:

  1. Chris Brown & Rihanna: ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Episode — Art Imitates Life
  2. Chris Brown: Hitting Rihanna Is My ‘Greatest Regret’ — Interview
  3. Chris Brown: ‘I’m Forgiven’ After Assaulting Rihanna

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Jo

Posted at 2:38 AM on February 28, 2013  

LOL! I can’t see Justin Bieber punching his way out of a paper bag!! He still looks about 12!

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Uhhh

Posted at 2:07 AM on February 28, 2013  

Lol whoever wrote this article was reaching. The video girl looked NOTHING like a black and Vietnamese slender girl. -__-

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Orange

Posted at 2:02 AM on February 28, 2013  

Simple question, if this was Justine Bieber do you think he would of received the same treatment by the media(white)?

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Marie

Posted at 1:39 AM on February 28, 2013  

I watched the episode… Not because I just wanted to see the story, but because I’m a genuine SVU fan. While a lot of the characters were overthetop and did a horrible job of acting, the end did in fact make me think a little. I’m both a Rihanna and Chris fan. However, I don’t believe she is above this happening to her. Ppl are always like, ‘well, he only beat her one time’. That may or may not be true… But from then to now, he’s had constant anger issues and problems handling situations responsibly. Maybe he just needs to continue to grow up, idk. I have no idea how he was raised, or what he was exposed to when he was little. I wish them the best for the future. Rihanna just keep your eyes open, and get out of the ‘it could never happen to me’ mentality.

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jessica

Posted at 2:12 AM on February 28, 2013  

@marie if your of chris and riri you just stfu and leave them alone ok

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jessica

Posted at 2:58 AM on February 28, 2013  

i mean if your a fan u will stfu

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jen

Posted at 1:35 AM on February 28, 2013  

chris brown sucks and rihanna is a fool. both deserve each other it seems. i won’t be surprised if he snapped on her again.

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Truth

Posted at 1:31 AM on February 28, 2013  

@WeShallOvercome. Couldn’t of said it any better that’s exactly what it is, make no mistake about it. I myself am half Black/White and don’t see color only the truth, but you are correct in everything you say. .

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tea

Posted at 1:11 AM on February 28, 2013  

@you shall overcome taking everything the racial way. it’s all about the public way it happened. it’s just been a good buzz story and in this new age of media the hitrates count. rihanna and chris brown and their relationship are omnipresent to write some sh*t about and stoke the fire and people talk about it, even the same the thousand time. that’s the lynch. i think actually nobody of the media guys really cares about the opinion of people. the keep the heat up so people come back on the next topic.

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WeShallOvercome

Posted at 1:17 AM on February 28, 2013  

I call bullsh*t. At this point, this level of focus on this case is beyond ridiculous. My comment stands.

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tea

Posted at 1:28 AM on February 28, 2013  

okay. i offered a relaxed view. you stick to racism? pretty stubborn and lame. really. you shall overcome and chill.

 
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WeShallOvercome

Posted at 12:54 AM on February 28, 2013  

This Law Order SVU was a continuation of the racial profiling shown in the Chris Brown case. I’m 45 years old and never have I seen such a lynch mob mentality towards a young African American celebrity. After 4 years, this is still being discussed like it happened last week. Let these young people move on with their lives. Law Order SVU reached an all-time low with this episode. To me, the outrage towards Rihanna resuming her relationship with Chris Brown is not so much about caring about Rihanna’s welfare. If that was the case these same individuals would be putting forth as much energy in helping domestic violence victims that don’t have the resources or status Rihanna has. This is clearly a case of the racist stereotyping of black men and the insane pursuit towards justice to THEIR satisfaction which in the past meant a black man being hung from a tree. We shall Overcome (on repeat)……

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Forward

Posted at 1:39 AM on February 28, 2013  

@ Weshallovercome I agree with everything you said …..4 years later this is still front page news smh so sad I really hate they can’t sue sad sad racism at its finest ……

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jessica

Posted at 2:16 AM on February 28, 2013  

i agree like get a life people it happened 4years ago move on god

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raina68

Posted at 2:19 PM on March 1, 2013  

Really? Racial profiling? The Law and Order franchise has covered real life story lines that CLEARLY had nothing to do with race. the Menendez brothers, Anna Nicole Smith, Casey Anthony, the Columbine tragedy, Jonothan Goetz (subway shooter), Jon & Kate plus 8, there are some epsiodes based on events that happened that did not make national news…pregnancy pacts between teenage girls, the list goes on. This was just another episode inspired by real life events and dramatized for “entertainment” purposes. People are going to love it, or hate it, but it’s hardly a reflection on the black community. The SVU part of the franchise is SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT therefore, domestic violence is covered quite a bit. Still, not racially motivated. For the record, I am a proud Black woman, I just cannot agree with this being a racially charged stunt on the part of the network.

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tea

Posted at 12:35 AM on February 28, 2013  

yawn. this is such a random no matter how close the portrayal might be. no chris brown. no rihanna. you only see what you want to see. huh? i only see a kicker so people watch the show.

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Truth

Posted at 12:04 AM on February 28, 2013  

@tell it how it is —– It’s because of the hypocrisy of the White race, simple as that.

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jayy

Posted at 11:56 PM on February 27, 2013  

It can hardly be the same as their relationship as rihanna and chris had a huge break from their relationship for years.

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tell it how it is

Posted at 11:50 PM on February 27, 2013  

@truth. Perhaps it gets more attention because of the simple fact that they have so many young eyes watching them and looking up to them. They are always being broadcasted to the youth.

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WeShallOvercome

Posted at 1:21 AM on February 28, 2013  

If I hear “role model” for Rihanna one more time I’ll scream. She is not or wants to be a role model. Besides the relationship issues should young children aspire to constantly spoke weed. Give me a break. People need to raise their kids and serve as their role models.

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Cindy

Posted at 11:47 PM on February 27, 2013  

excuse the typos. I meant scholarships he recently awarded to those kids of Debbie Allen

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Ebony L.

Posted at 11:46 PM on February 27, 2013  

Well THIS dramatic retelling sue was captivating. Kudos to the pens behind this piece of work. Way to hide your bias, NOT! Its a shame reporters cant be professional and keep thier opinions to themselves these days. Anywho, as far as SVU goes I am sure great research was done to do exactly what the episode did, imitate life. Was it completely accurate the world may never know we were not in that car or in thier relationship. What does thier future hold? Only God knows. If God were as unforgiving as some of you people and the media smh… Majority of you never would’ve made it anywhere. #LetthemLive.

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Cindy

Posted at 11:43 PM on February 27, 2013  

I did not see the.show but based on what I’m reading these people are insane. it doesn’t always end in tragedy. this man was rather young and immature when this all happened. there is a huge difference between 19 and 23. why didn’t they include the fact that he has been out there helping kids who are or have been affected by domestic violence? why didn’t they include the fact that hwhthe’s with several charities fighting against domestic violence? why didn’t they include the f he recently awarded to the kids who sees, hears and breathe nothing but dance. why be bias? just because they think the.public will buy into it? come on!!! this young man needs a break. he’s been doing yet we try to keep him down. can’t say he’s always been my favorite. but I’ve grown with him. the pressure has been immense and he is.only human.

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Maggie

Posted at 11:54 PM on February 27, 2013  

You’re right, they should have included the fact he beat up two men over a parking spot fairly recently. Oh while hurling gay slurs because one of them was homosexual. He keeps himself down by being a terrible human being.

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WeShallOvercome

Posted at 1:24 AM on February 28, 2013  

Can you read? Must not be able to. Your comment is a complete fabrication. Have someone read you the one-sided account from Frank Ocean and his producer and then come back here and post at least their “version” of the truth.

 
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Truth

Posted at 11:35 PM on February 27, 2013  

What about Charlie Sheen, Shawn Penn, Mel Gibson or John Lennon?… Didn’t see any tv drama episodes based on their violent past history. I wonder why that could be???

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Rollo Brown (@Scooby_doo2k11)

Posted at 12:08 AM on February 28, 2013  

MAYBE BECAUSE THEIR NOT BLACK IS THAT WHAT YOUR REALLY TRYING TO SAY.

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WeShallOvercome

Posted at 1:28 AM on February 28, 2013  

Because they are….rhymes with “kite”. Charlie Sheen been beating women for 20 years…even shot one.

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tell it how it is

Posted at 11:32 PM on February 27, 2013  

Looks like another warning being broadcasted in an attempt to bring sense to Rihanna. But of course, she wont listen. She’s young lonely abused and clueless. If it was easy to leave an abusive relationship, there wouldn’t be so many victims. All the best to her.

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WeShallOvercome

Posted at 1:25 AM on February 28, 2013  

She’s a grown woman. The End.

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jessica

Posted at 2:20 AM on February 28, 2013  

tell it how it is
move on

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aj

Posted at 5:46 AM on February 28, 2013  

I am a women. I used to be the abuser. People can change. I have not hit a man in over 24 years. I use to hit my boyfriend all the time, the one time he decided to hit me back left marks . Pray for them. I believe he can change

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Carlissa

Posted at 11:30 PM on February 27, 2013  

Very good episode..hope more young people watched this too.sad that jay z had to get killed in the remake.this should show her that more people actually care about her well being than she thinks,just hope the story’s ending does not become a reality.thanks svu,hope she wakes up soon.

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abe is doing it!!?

Posted at 11:24 PM on February 27, 2013  

why the hell did they take lindsay lohan as a role model?

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privatemelody

Posted at 11:22 PM on February 27, 2013  

Reblogged this on PrivateMelody ♥.

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tiki

Posted at 11:21 PM on February 27, 2013  

I thought it was good. AND a good idea! lets at least show girls what CAN HAPPEN if you stay with an abusive man. 9/10 they don’t stop, they will continue and you will get seriously hurt!

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jessica

Posted at 2:23 AM on February 28, 2013  

@tiki
stfu white girl go watch dim and dump that much about u

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Jo

Posted at 11:14 PM on February 27, 2013  

Who cares? It’s all fiction anyway, only Chris & Rihanna knows what happened. Trying to cash in on Rihanna’s and Chris’s fame. Sad really.

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Bee

Posted at 11:07 PM on February 27, 2013  

I fid watch this mess. SVU can kiss my grits. And whoever thought this was a good idea. It only makes me want them to prove them wrong. Rise above this crap. It’s twisted the way the media have chosen pick at this.

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olivia

Posted at 11:04 PM on February 27, 2013  

LAW AND ORDER SVU HAS BEEN ON THE AIR FOR 14 YEARS THEY DONT DO THERE STORY LINES BASED ON HEADLINES THIS WAS THE ONE TIME WITH A LAW AND ORDER SVU TWIST! THE EPISODE WAS GOOD AS ALWAYS!

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bb

Posted at 10:50 PM on February 27, 2013  

I thought it was disgusting and the show took it too far. We all know what happened but to kill her at the end? I feel sorry for Chris and Rihanna. Although I may not agree with their decisions, I find it repulsive to continue to wish them harm at every turn. It’s almost as if the media wants a tragic ending to their story so that they can continue to rehash this 4 year old story!

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J Walker

Posted at 11:41 PM on February 27, 2013  

This was low!!! They need to leave Chris and RiRi alone. The chic they portrayed was nothing like Rihanna and the dude was nothing like Chris. Chris and Ri seems happy, why can’t we be happy for them? No one should hit no one that goes for the woman as well.

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Rollo Brown (@Scooby_doo2k11)

Posted at 12:07 AM on February 28, 2013  

OH GET OVER IT, THEY ARE CELEBS AND THE MEDIA ARE GONNA KEEP IT UP FOR THE NEX DECADE IF THEY WANT. THERE ARE YOUNG GIRLS WHO LOOK UP TO RIHANNA AND SHE IS SETTING A BAD EXAMPLE FOR THEM, SO YOU THINK IT’S OK FOR YOUNG GIRLS TO BE IN A ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP SHAME ON YOU.

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Just Saying

Posted at 6:23 AM on February 28, 2013  

Why did Law & Order choose Chris & Rihanna’s situation? There have been so many others before them who have done far worse and were grown adults. The media did not bash them for 4 years,

 
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