‘Law & Order’ Spinoff Writer Fired Over Making Comments About George Floyd ProtestorsPublished on June 3, 2020.
TV writer Craig Gore has been fired from the upcoming Law & Order: SVU spinoff series starring Christopher Meloni after making several threatening comments about the California protests that began in a response to the passing of George Floyd.
Floyd passed away last Monday in Minneapolis when after a white officer pinned him to the ground with a knee on his neck; an independent autopsy showed the cause as asphyxia.
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“I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief,” Law & Order series creator Dick Wold said in a statement tweeted by Wolf Entertainment on Tuesday, June 2.
“I am terminating Craig Gore immediately,” Wolf added.
According to a series of screenshots captured by Hollywood Producer Drew Janda – who worked on OWN’s Greenleaf and HBO’s Big Little Lies – Gore shared his comments on Facebook on Monday, June 1, sharing a photo of himself holding a weapon with the caption “Curfew..” and tagging his location as being in West Hollywood, California.
Gore, whose TV credits include S.W.A.T. and Chicago P.D., further shared his thoughts in the comments section of his post.
“Sunset is being looted two blocks from me. You think I won’t light motherf—— up who are trying to f— w/ my property I worked all my life for? Think again,” Gore wrote, according to the screen grab shared by Janda.
At this time, it appears that Gore’s Facebook has been deleted.
In response to Gore’s firing, Law & Order: SVU star Ice-T tweeted, “Oh s—… The Big Boss is cleaning house… RESPECT.”
Gore had previously been set to serve as a writer-producer on the upcoming Law & Order spinoff project that will star Christoper Meloni, who will be reprising as Elliot Stabler.