All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SVU’

Mariska Hargitay of SVU Champions Money for Clearing Rape Kit Backlog

Mariska Hargitay, daughter of famed Hollywood starlet Jayne Mansfield, has seen a considerable amount of success herself. She stars on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and it is her role there as Olivia Benson, working in a unit that investigates sexually related crimes, that informed her latest effort. When someone is sexually assaulted, there is a process for collecting …

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Mariska Hargitay Helps Resolve Rape Kit Backlogs

On November 12, actress Mariska Hargitay spoke at a press conference held by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Vance announced that he will be offering up to $35 million for a nationwide campaign to end rape kit backlogs. Untested rape kits have become a problem recently especially for municipalities that have been undergoing financial trouble. According to reports, Memphis has a …

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Mariska Hargitay Talks SVU Character Olivia Benson

Mariska Hargitay has spent the past 16 years of her life playing the character Detective Olivia Benson on the hugely popular show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. We have watched her character grow throughout the years, and in anticipation of the new season appearing on Wednesday, Hargitay sat down with James Lipton for Inside the Actors Studio to talk …

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Mariska Hargitay: SVU Is A Different Show Now

Last night, the final episode of the “Save Benson” saga aired on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. If you will recall, during the season 15 premiere, Olivia Benson [Mariska Hargitay] was kidnapped and tortured for days by William Lewis [Pablo Schreiber]. During the January 8 episode, Olivia must face William in the court of law. Hargitay recently sat down …

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Mariska Hargitay Talks New SVU Changes

The television series Law and Order: SVU has undergone some big changes over the last few months. Not only have several popular characters left the show, but storylines have started to change as well. The show is about to return from its midseason break where it left many viewers on the edge of their seats after Mariska Hargitay’s character, Detective …

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Mariska Hargitay Visits NDVH with Joe Biden

Mariska Hartigay has played detective Olivia Benson on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” for the past 14 years. However, her services extend far beyond the show. Hargitay is involved in helping fight sexual violence off-screen as well. Today, she joined the Vice President, Joe Biden, in his visit to the National Domestic Violence Hotline in Austin, Texas. “I am …

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