01:07 - Source: CNN
'Law & Order: SVU' stars take on sexual assault

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New PSA features male actors from the NBC series

It was done with star Mariska Hargitay's foundation

CNN —  

Their characters have tackled sexual assault weekly on TV for years. Now, the actors are doing the same in real life.

Some actors from the long-running NBC drama “Law & Order: SVU” participated in a public service announcement video aimed at bringing attention to the problem of sexual violence.

Chris Meloni, Dann Florek, Ice T and Danny Pino join Andre Braugher, Daniel Dae Kim, Tate Donovan, Raul Esparza, Peter Hermann, David Marciano, Anthony Edwards and Blair Underwood in the “Enough” PSA.

In the video the male actors offer up lines like “Boys will be boys,” “He didn’t mean it,” “But he’s such a nice guy” and “This is a women’s issue” before the words “Enough. Together we can change this culture. Pledge #ChangeTheCulture.”

The video, which has several different versions, was directed by SVU star Mariska Hargitay and produced by the Joyful Heart Foundation.