On the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode “Assaulting Reality,” a contestant on “Heart’s Desire,” a reality dating TV show similar to ABC’s The Bachelor claims she was raped on the set of the show. While watching footage of herself and the desired man in bed together, she says she doesn’t remember consenting. On live TV, she says “he raped me.” The producer on the set, Lizzie Bauer, is desperate to “go to commercial now.”
Lizzie Bauer is portrayed by Larisa Oleynik. She’s known for her roles on Mad Men (Cynthia Cosgrove Baxter), Hawaii Five-0 (Jenna Kaye), Pretty Little Liars (Maggie Cutler), and 3rd Rock from the Sun (Alissa Strudwick), among others. Oleynik is also recognized for her roles in the films 10 Things I Hate About You (Bianca Stratford) and The Baby-Sitters Club (Dawn Schafer). Law & Order: Special Victims Unit airs Wednesdays at 9pm on NBC.
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