Creator fires ‘Law & Order’ spin-off writer for online posts

Lawrence Kim
June 3, 2020

Dick Wolf, the creator and executive producer of NBC's Law & Order franchise, has fired writer Craig Gore from contributing to scripts for the upcoming spinoff series revolving around Christopher Meloni's Law & Order: SVU character Elliot Stabler. Screenshots of the photo purportedly show Gore writing "curfew", and adding, "Sunset is being looted two blocks from me".

"This week, Gore posted a photo of himself brandishing a rifle in front of his home with a caption, "curfew", after threatening to "light motherf***ers up who try to f***" w/my property" in reference to looting nearby.

"I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief". "I am terminating Craig Gore immediately".

As with other United States cities, Los Angeles has seen both peaceful protests and violence in the streets following the of death George Floyd on May 25.

An attorney for Gore did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

After a fan posted these comments to social media along with a screenshot from Gore announcing he would be working on Christopher Meloni's SVU spin-off, he was sacked with the quickness.

Gore's posts, which incited a strong reaction on social media, come amid calls for criminal justice reform after George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minnesota.

"When S.W.A.T. began three years ago on CBS, as writers we examined the intersection of black communities and law enforcement through the eyes of Daniel 'Hondo" Harrelson, an African-American cop who has one foot firmly planted in each world, ' they wrote on Twitter on Monday.

"Truth: Matt Olmstead is my Showrunner, " Meloni said online. However, Meloni replied to Janda's tweet saying that he has "no idea who this person is or what they do".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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