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Silent on rape no more
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WASHINGTON -- Mariska Hargitay, better known as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” Detective Olivia Benson, is the human intersection of life and art. Precisely, the line between the fictional role she plays and the role she has carved out in real life is approximately a hair’s breadth. The passion television viewers witness on the popular crime show -- the rage, the disgust, that curled lip, the twitching eye -- may be part of the actor’s toolbox, but it’s no act.