'Paula Deen' Shoots 'Trayvon Martin' in 'Law & Order: SVU' Episode

Tim Kenneally
August 23, 2013
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'Paula Deen' Shoots 'Trayvon Martin' in 'Law & Order: SVU' Episode

Duhn-duhn...A Paula Deen-esque celebrity chef will shoot an unarmed, hoodie-wearing black teen she believes is following her in an upcoming episode of "Law & Order: SVU," an individual with knowledge of the episode told TheWrap on Friday.

Cybill Shepherd will star as the Deen-esque celebrity chef Jolene Castille, who claims self-defense, saying that she'd heard police were on the hunt for a rapist who fit the victim's description.

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The episode draws from two real-life incidents that brought racial tensions in America to the fore. Unarmed Florida teen Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in 2012.

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Zimmerman was acquitted in the subsequent controversial trial earlier this year. Deen, who specializes in Southern-style cooking, saw her media empire crumble this year after it was revealed in a lawsuit deposition that she had used the N-word.

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The "Law & Order: SVU" episode will air in October.

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