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Law & Order: SVU Is Doing a Duggars Episode That’ll Be Even Worse Than the Real-Life Story

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit opened its latest season with an episode inspired by Robert Durst, and now it’ll rip another story from the headlines: E! reports that the show’s November 4 episode will tackle the Duggars. Earlier this year, the reality-show family’s eldest son, Josh Duggar, publicly admitted to sexually molesting underage girls when he was a teenager; his sisters Jill and Jessa were later revealed to be two of his victims. In the wake of the public fallout, TLC canceled his family’s hit show, 19 Kids and Counting. Now their true-crime story will get the full SVU treatment in “Patrimonial Burden,” an episode centered on a fictional reality-TV family (Geneva Carr and Christopher Sieber will star as the parents) who become the focus of a criminal investigation after their 13-year-old daughter suspiciously gets pregnant. In this version, the faux Duggars will only have ten kids, but it won’t be short on controversy: Adding to the sexual abuse, E! previously noted that SVU may even tie in Josh Duggar’s involvement with Ashley Madison and his trip to rehab.

Law & Order: SVU Is Doing a Duggars Episode