Legislation & Order creator/govt producer Dick Wolf has taken swift motion after social media posts by writer-producer Craig Gore in regards to the ongoing unrest in Los Angeles following George Floyd’s dying drew criticism.
“I cannot tolerate this conduct, particularly throughout our hour of nationwide grief,” Wolf stated in an announcement Tuesday “I’m terminating Craig Gore instantly.”
The choice comes solely hours after the insensitive posts by Core, a writer-producer on the upcoming Legislation & Order: SVU offshoot headlined by Christopher Meloni, had been met with backlash. Gore posted a photograph of himself brandishing a rifle in entrance of his dwelling with a caption, “curfew”, after threatening to “gentle motherf***ers up who attempt to f*** w/my property” in reference to looting close by.
Drew Janda, listed on-line as affiliate producer at NBCUniversal, the corporate behind all Dick Wolf sequence, tweeted a compilation of Gore’s messages to Meloni. (you’ll be able to see it beneath). The publish obtained a variety of consideration and contributed to the short motion by Wolf.
Gore, who introduced final month on Twitter that he was becoming a member of the brand new SVU spinoff, was anticipated to function co-executive producer on the brand new sequence.
NBC earlier this spring gave a 13-episode order to the Dick Wolf crime drama starring Meloni reprising his Legislation & Order: SVU character Elliot Stabler because the chief of an NYPD organized crime unit. Former Chicago P.D. showrunner Matt Olmstead is predicted to be the sequence’ govt producer/showrunner.
Gore most just lately was govt producer of S.W.A.T. He beforehand labored as co-executive producer on one other Wolf sequence, Chicago P.D.