Dick Wolf fires Law & Order spin-off writer who threatened to 'light up' looters
Dick Wolf has fired Craig Gore, a writer hired to work on the upcoming Law & Order: Special Victims Unit spin-off starring Christopher Meloni, after a controversial Facebook post in which Gore posed with an assault rifle in front of his West Hollywood home and threatened to "light up" looters.
"I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief," Wolf said in a statement Tuesday. "I am terminating Craig Gore immediately."
Gore, whose since-deleted Facebook page identified him as a co-executive producer on the spin-off, had posted a photo of himself brandishing a rifle and dressed in all black, including a face covering, and added the caption "Curfew…" The post came amid nationwide protests and unrest in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and a time when Los Angeles County has been under a nighttime curfew.
In the comments of his post, Gore wrote, "Sunset [Blvd.] is being looted two blocks from me. You think I won't light motherf—ers up who are trying to f— w/my property I worked all my life for? Think again…"
Gore's post was highlighted Tuesday morning in a tweet directed to Meloni, inaccurately identifying Gore as the spin-off's showrunner.
"Matt Olmstead is my Showrunner," the actor replied. "I have gotten no word on ANY hirings I have no idea who this person is or what they do."
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