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Spousal Privilege 

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A retired professional football star is captured on surveillance video knocking out his longtime girlfriend, but the victim is reluctant to leave his side.


Sharat Raju


Dick Wolf (created by), Julie Martin (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Danny Pino ... Nick Amaro
Kelli Giddish ... Amanda Rollins
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola (as Ice T)
Peter Scanavino ... Dominick Carisi Jr. (credit only)
Raúl Esparza ... Rafael Barba
Meagan Good ... Paula Bryant
Elizabeth Marvel ... Rita Calhoun
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Reverend Curtis Scott
Jefferson Mays ... Dr. Carl Rudnick
Jeb Brown ... Sgt. Gerbic
Korey Jackson ... Brian
Lisa Kron Lisa Kron ... Judge Robin Schaeffer
David Dinkins David Dinkins ... Judge Chet Baker
Chad L. Coleman ... A.J. Martin


Detective Tutuola comes across leaked security footage of a violent domestic dispute in a parking garage, showing sportscaster A.J. Martin hit his girlfriend Paula. While Fin and Benson investigate the couple's lifestyle and history, Paula pushes back to keep her relationship and family intact. Benson turns to ADA Barba for help to convince Paula that her world doesn't have to revolve around A.J. Meanwhile, the case has an interesting effect on Rollins and Amaro's relationship. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Release Date:

19 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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Based on the incident involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancée. See more »


Paula Bryant: [to Olivia after A.J. is convicted of assaulting her] I lost a husband, my son lost his father.
Olivia Benson: Paula, you deserve better than that. So does your son.
Paula Bryant: What the hell do you know about it? I was happy, I was fine. Me and my son, we were just making it work. It was my choice! And you took that away. You think A.J. was beating me up? What do you think you did?
[walks away from her]
Rafael Barba: [to Olivia] We did the right thing.
Olivia Benson: I know.
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A smoking gun, but no corroboration
5 April 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This SVU episode concerns former pro football player and now broadcaster Chad Coleman who decked his wife Meagan Good in a parking lot stairway. The video was part of security footage from the parking lot and the folks who ran it realized its value to the prurient. SVU got involved because Ice-T saw it on the Internet.

The problem is that Meagan Good absolutely refused to cooperate with the authorities. A smoking gun, but no corroboration. Nevertheless ADA Raul Esparza goes through with the prosecution. His summation to the jury is the highlight of the story.

Seeing the credits role I had to look twice but the David Dinkins who played the arraignment judge is the former mayor of New York City. I guess that acting is something he does in his retirement years. Leslie Odom,Jr. makes an appearance as Reverend Curtis Scott a would be Al Sharpton. He defends Coleman as many defended OJ.

Did the criminal justice system have the right to get into this domestic situation without a complaint from the victim? You'll have to answer that for yourself after seeing this story.

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