Law & Order: SVU Season 18 Episode 16: "The Newsroom" Quotes
The truth isn't important. What's important is what you can get people to believe.Coyle
Barba: Not the ruling I was looking for.
Benson: So where does that leave us?
Barba: Two witnesses.
Benson: Heidi Sorensen and George Thanos.
Benson: Still think you can go ahead with the case?
Barba: If I'm willing to go out on a very high and very shaky limb.
Benson: Is that a yes?
Barba: Damn right it is.
Coyle: Any sexual assault claims are completely false and in my opinion defamatory.
Dodds: Are you threatening us?
Coyle: I'm just saying that we're in the business of finding things out. Like, who was responsible for Mike Dodds' death, and why was the investigation completed in less than 24 hours?
Dodds: Okay, we're done here. [stands] We'll keep investigating.
Coyle: So will we.
Dodds: Okay. We'll talk to him together.
Benson: You don't think I can handle him alone?
Dodds: I do. But I want Coyle to know how seriously the NYPD is taking this.
Marjorie: I don't know why Heidi would say something like that.
Benson: You think any woman would go public, be willing to risk that kind of humiliation, if it wasn't true?
Marjorie: Well, I don't believe it. It's not the Harold Coyle I know.
Dodds: We got a call down at 1PP from a Steve Turner. Said you're investigating Harold Coyle for assault.
Benson: It's preliminary.
Dodds: Who's the complainant?
Benson: It's very preliminary.
Dodds: So it's just as I thought. You're throwing spaghetti at the wall and hoping something sticks.
Barba: I hope you're not telling us to stay away from HNT.
Dodds: Of course not. I'm just saying, be very careful.
Benson: You sound like you're scared of them.
Dodds: A powerful organization that loves to go after law enforcement and goes after its enemies on Twitter? And it has friends in the current administration -
Benson: We understand that but -
Chief Dodds: Look, if you have reason to believe that someone at HNT is guilty of assault, of course you gotta go after them. Just make sure you have a damn good reason.
Turner: The real reason Heidi is having her breakdown is she's trying to renegotiate her contract and she's heard that Marjorie Evans is being groomed to replace her.
Fin: Groomed? By who?
Turner: This is a brutal business, especially for women.
Davina: It was like I was frozen. I couldn't move.
Heidi: Because you were being raped.
Harold: I can't imagine what it was like for you.
Heidi: Of course you didn't. Cause it never happened to you.