Dick Wolf fires ‘Law & Order’ spinoff writer

(Gore fired for controversial post)

Craig Gore, who is a writer on NBC’s untitled Law & Order spinoff with Chris Meloni, was fired from the show after threatening to “light up” looters in West Hollywood on Monday night.

“I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately,” Wolf said in a statement to The Wrap which reported it.

Gore’s response was due to the ongoing protests that have happened in Los Angeles over the last week triggered by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Two separate autopsies on Monday ruled Floyd’s death a homicide.

Gore posed with a large weapon on Facebook with a caption of “curfew.” The TV writer then posted, “Sunset is being looted two blocks from me. You think I won’t light motherf*ckers up who are trying to f*ck [with] my property I worked all my life for? Think again…”

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The Facebook post was shared by Drew Janda, a PA on the OWN series Greenleaf on Twitter.

Meloni responded to Janda’s tweet by clarifying that Matt Olmstead was the showrunner and that he has “no idea who this person is or what they do.” 

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Gore, has previously worked as a co-executive producer on Wolf’s Chicago P.D. as well as the CBS series S.W.A.T., could not immediately be reached for comment.

According to TheWrap’s report, Gore was also let go from Paradigm which was his agency.

Los Angeles and several of its communities, including Santa Monica, have seen protests as well as looting since the middle of last week.

The new Law & Order series will mark Meloni’s return to the Dick Wolf universe after exiting SVU following the show’s 12th season.