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|First Appearance||Traumatic Wound|
Gabby Shaw is a young woman who was set up to be gang-raped at a concert by her friends.
While Gabby and Britt Yardley were getting ready to go to a rock concert, Britt picked out a dress for Gabby that she would be unable to were a bra in. At the concert, while Gabby was dancing with her friend Jake Swenders, her dress is pulled down, which leads to her being raped by the aggressive and drunk men at the concert. During the assault, the bouncer Frank Patterson (who suffers from PTSD) believed Gabby was a female veteran and tried to protect her by jumping on her. Eventually, SVU is called and Gabby is taken to the hospital. After her rape kit is done, she and the detectives go over pictures, she tells them that she remembers the bouncer being on top of her. Later she is wheeled into the precinct where she identifies six of the men who raped her. Shaw then says to Olivia Benson that she want's to go home and be with her friends.
When it is revealed Louis Priatti is the one who pulled her dress down, the detectives ask Gabby to call Louis and tell him that she knows it was him, which leads to Louis being arrested and revealing that Alex Peters, Britt, and Jake put him up to it. When Gabby is questioned about her relationship with Alex. she reveals that she and Alex were dating but she broke up with him because he started to get possessive of her. As a result of the breakup, his friends Jake and Britt stopped speaking to Gabby. When they started being nice to Gabby and asked her to come to the concert with them, she was glad because she thought they could be friends again. When Gabby is asked who picked out the dress she wore, she realized she was betrayed. It is later revealed that Louis' brother Ralph Priatti (who was also in the military) took a video of the rape, which was posted on the website of the boarding school they went to. Shaw then watches as her friend plead guilty to arranging her to be gang-raped. (SVU: "Traumatic Wound")