On the 10 January 2017, BuzzFeed published the Steele Dossier, a report into the then-elected US President Donald J Trump. The report alleges that campaign members and Russian operatives colluded to interfere with the 2016 US Federal election, to the benefit of Trump. The most scandalous claim made by the report's author Christopher Steele: While visiting the Presidential suite of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow in 2013, Trump watched two sex workers urinate on a bed used by President Obama and his wife during a stay there.
It's wild stuff, but does the tape actually exist? Unless it gets released, we'll never quite know for sure.
Which is where The Good Fight this week has found its inspiration.
After a Russian student comes to the firm for help with a deportation issue, she reveals that the government want her to leave the US because she starred in the infamous tape.
The firm does their due diligence - is she who she claims to be? Is the firm being set up? What do the authorities have to say?
And what happens when the firm press play on the video file?
Does such a tape exist? A lot of claims in the Steele Dossier have borne out to be correct. But the truth to this one is yet to be confirmed one way or the other. That doesn't stop The Good Fight from having fun with the idea that such a video exists.
Watch The Good Fight explore the 'what if' tale surrounding the infamous video tonight on SBS at 9:40pm. Or watch the episode anytime after broadcast at SBS On Demand: