Law and Order: SVU to Tackle Arnold Schwarzenegger Scandal

Entertainment Jul. 20, 2011 AT 11:51AM
Law and Order: SVU to Tackle Arnold Schwarzenegger Scandal Credit: Cancan Chu/Getty Images; Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic

Arnold Schwarzenegger is about to get the Law & Order treatment.

NBC's Special Victims Unit series will air an episode loosely based on the scandal surrounding the disgraced former California governor, including his secret son and the fallout from his extra-marital affair, TVLine.com reports.

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For the fictional TV take, a charming 50-something philanthropist named Andrew Raines has an affair with a woman close to his family's inner circle -- just like Schwarzenegger did with he and Maria Shriver's former housekeeper, Mildred Barnea. SVU's storyline will also involve the child produced as a result of the affair.

When reached by TVLine.com, NBC declined to comment, other than to say that "SVU is fiction."

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On July 1, after 25 years of marriage, Shriver officially filed for divorce. She and Schwarzenegger have four kids together: Christopher, 13, Patrick, 17, Christina, 19, and Katherine, 21.

"I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family," Schwarzenegger said in a statement at the time news of his indiscretions surfaced. "There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry."

By Allison Corneau for Us Weekly. For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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