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"Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?
" is the seventh episode of the fourth season
of the American television medical drama Private Practice
, which aired on ABC
from September 26, 2007, to January 22, 2013. Written by Shonda Rhimes
and directed by Allison Liddi-Brown
, the episode deals with the immediate aftermath of the rape of Dr. Charlotte King
, portrayed by KaDee Strickland
. Developed in collaboration with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
, the episode focused on Strickland's character and a realistic portrayal of her reactions and recovery. It was cited at the 2011 Television Academy Honors
for exemplifying "Television with a Conscience", and earned Rhimes the 2011 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
. It was well received by critics, who praised Strickland's character and performance. The initial broadcast in November 2010 was viewed by 10.18 million people, and received a 3.9/11 Nielsen rating/share
in the 18–49 demographic. (Full article...
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