"Abuse"
SVU, Episode 2.11
Production number: E1415
First aired: 26 January 2001
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Teleplay By
Dawn DeNoon & Lisa Marie Petersen

Story By
Dawn DeNoon,
Lisa Marie Petersen & Gwendolyn M. Parker

Directed By
Richard Dobbs


Summary[edit | edit source]

Detectives Benson and Stabler suspect parental neglect may have led to the tragic death of the son of two famous singers.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The detectives investigate a case where musician Ricki Austin's son, Corbin was hit by a car on his 10th birthday. As the case grows further, Olivia develops a strong attachment with the younger daughter, Ashley who has a history of suspicious injuries. As Olivia attempts to investigate the cause of Ashley's injuries, Ricki files a restraining order against her, putting Olivia's job on the line.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main cast[edit | edit source]

Recurring cast[edit | edit source]

Guest cast[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Jared Black; Black Plague; Crestborne School; Laight Street Shelter

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"Who, Ashley? What happened? Is she okay?"
"No. She saw the new *NSYNC video and was sadly disappointed, as was I."

- Olivia Benson and John Munch


"Leave us alone!"
"Ricki, your daughter needs help."
"Get away before I call the police!"
"Mrs. Austin, I AM the police!"

- Ricki Austin and Olivia Benson


"There's nothing we can do. She's not abused. She's not neglected."
"She's not loved."

- Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson

Background information and notes[edit | edit source]

Episode scene cards[edit | edit source]

1 2 3

Home of Ricki Austin
And Jared Black
40 Beekman Place
Monday, January 15

Apartment of
David Russo
511 E. 93rd Street
Monday, January 15

The Crestborne School
626 E. 83rd Street
Monday, January 15

4 5 6

New York
Children's Hospital
579 First Avenue
Tuesday, January 16

Hi-Frequency Studios
599 W. 53rd Street
Thursday, January 18

Manhattan Family Court
60 Lafayette Street
Thursday, January 25


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