Dick Wolf fires ‘Law & Order’ spinoff series writer after threatening to “light up” looters.
Craig Gore, a writer known for his work on “S.W.A.T.” and “Chicago P.D.” was fired from the upcoming “Law & Order” spinoff series after posting on Facebook relating to looting and curfews across Los Angeles.
“I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately,” Dick Wolf said in a statement to Variety.
Gore posted on social media holding a weapon with the caption “Curfew…,” while another comment, Gore says he will “light motherf—ers up who are trying to f— with my property,” in reference to a protest that took place on Sunset Blvd. on June 1st.
His posts were reportedly brought to the attention of Drew Janda, a post-production assistant on the OWN series “Greenleaf,” who also worked on HBO shows including “Big Little Lies” and “Barry.”
Gore says he is working on the new Chris Meloni series, which is currently in development at NBC and he says he is the “co-executive producer on ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime” on his Facebook profile. However, Chris Meloni replied to Janda’s tweet saying he has “no idea who this person is or what they do.”
In relevant news, people are sharing black squares on social media today. Your social media timeline may have changed. On Tuesday, instead of selfies and memes, you may notice people posting a black square with the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused.
The black photos are part of a movement called Blackout Tuesday, which was created by two female Black women executives, Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang.
“In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery and countless other Black citizens at the hands of the police, #TheShowMustBePaused is an initiative created … in observance of the long-standing racism and inequality that exists from the boardroom to the boulevard,” a statement on the movement’s website explains. “We will not continue to conduct business as usual without regard for Black lives.”
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