In context of the episode however, Duke Roscoe might be more far more reminiscent of another commentator. The synopsis reads: “Duke is being sued for the wrongful death of Cheryl Willens, a women driven to suicide by his enthusiastic smear campaign. (He accused Cheryl of killing her daughter, who later turns up alive).”
HLN’s Nancy Grace has been involved in a similar lawsuit from a 2006 incident. Grace was also fictionalized on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” as the character Faith Yancy. Full episode. More: The program drew 13.85M viewers last night.