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Wolf Defends Casting of Mike Tyson on Law & Order

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit creator Dick Wolf has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the casting of Mike Tyson in an episode of the hit crime drama series.

The former boxer has landed a cameo role playing a murderer with a murky past, but the casting has infuriated campaigners against sexual violence owing to Tyson's 1992 conviction for rape.

A petition was set up on the Change.org website urging bosses at the show and American network NBC to drop Tyson from the episode and it has attracted the support of more than 6300 people.

However, Wolf has spoken out to praise the show, calling the episode, Monster's Legacy, one of the series' strongest in years.

In a note accompanying screeners for the episode, he writes: "It (the episode) focuses on what can happen when there is an emotionally charged rush to judgment and it is, in my opinion, one of our strongest episodes in the last five years."
Tyson's TV appearance was originally scheduled for broadcast in the US on February 13, but it has since been moved forward to Wednesday, February 6, amid speculation that the shift occurred to prevent the episode airing on the eve of One Billion Rising, a global event supporting survivors of rape and abuse.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 02-04-2013

I wonder what the reaction would be if Wolf had Ray Lewis casted in that role instead?

Comment by Khalid X on 02-04-2013

[QUOTE=thuggery;12992194]And here comes the race card pullers.[/QUOTE] Why not? Race plays a big part in our society....solely because racist whites have made it this way. Not all whites are bad (obviously) but I'm glad more whites like Maddow, Matthews and…

Comment by Dr Rumack on 02-04-2013

[QUOTE=Ashy Larryx;12991616]1992 was 21 damn years ago...he went to prison did his time,damn move on..is he suppose to suffer the rest of his life??[/QUOTE] A rape is for life, not just for christmas.

Comment by Light_Speed on 02-04-2013

I understand the protests. It's a show about rape and sexual abuse so it's weird to have a convicted rapist getting paid off of it.

Comment by mathed on 02-04-2013

Whether or not Iron Mike ever committed the charge, he repaid his debt to society. He is portraying a murder on the show anyways, not a rapist.

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