A new season of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” begins Wednesday on NBC television with a storyline that might sound familiar to a certain French politician, AFP reports.
Italian-born actor Franco Nero will guest star as “an arrogant, high-ranking French diplomat accused of sexually assaulting a Sudanese hotel maid whose credibility soon comes under scrutiny,” TV Guide magazine said on its website.
The plot mirrors Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s brush with a Guinean chambermaid who alleged he had raped her in a New York hotel suite, only for the case to collapse when prosecutors questioned her truthfulness.
Set in New York, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” started shooting its new season in July, two months after then-IMF director Strauss-Kahn was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting chambermaid Nafissatou Diallo.
With criminal charges dropped, Strauss-Kahn appeared on French television over the weekend and acknowledged “a moral failing” on his part. He still faces civil proceedings that are set to begin later this month.