‘Law & Order: SVU’ to Take on the Anthony Weiner Story

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The new season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which returns Sept. 25, will include an episode inspired by the scandals of former congressman and failed NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.

That’s according to showrunner Warren Leight, who tweeted the news this week, including the hashtag #LowHangingFruit.

Referring to politicians behaving badly, Leight told NBC’s Today at a screening of the season premiere on Thursday: “We would be remiss in our duties as writers at SVU if we didn’t get inspired by that.”