The View cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck is ticked over an episode of Law & Order: SVU in which a spoofed character, named Elizabeth Hassenback, is raped twice and killed on the show.
"I found this a little disturbing," Elizabeth said on The View. After hearing about the show through a pal she called an SVU exec producer- who she wouldn't name- but Rosie O'Donnell said you can "find him on Google."
"I told him 'Look, I want to let you know that I think it's socially irresponsible and gruesomely suggestive to do this in today's day and age," said Hasselbeck, who has a baby with her husband, New York Giants quarterback Tim Hasselbeck.
She described the producer as "defensive right from the jump" and said that he told he her to "chalk up" the name similarity to "coincidence." Brilliant. We only watch because of that doll Mariska anyway.
When she challenged the idea that they used a character with a name so close to hers, the producer gave a half-assed apology then said: "Goodbye lady," and hung up on her.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Posted by Gabs at 7:38 AM