Dick Wolf Fires Writer From ‘Law & Order’ Spinoff For Rifle-Brandishing Facebook Post Threatening To ‘Light Up’ Looters
Just hours after Sacramento Kings’ longtime play-by-play announcer was forced to resign after 30 years following a tweet that didn’t explicitly support the Black Lives Matter movement, social media has claimed the profession of another entertainment industry professional.
Craig Gore, a writer/producer whose credits include S.W.A.T. and Chicago P.D. has been canned from Dick Wolf’s upcoming Law & Order spinoff series after posting a Facebook photo brandishing a gun outside his home.
— drew janda (@drewjanda) June 2, 2020
Responding to commenters, Gore wrote:
“Sunset is being looted two blocks away from me. You think I wont light motherfuckers up who are trying to fuck w/ my property I worked all my life for? Think again…”
Law & Order creator and executive producer Dick Wolf caught wind of the post and issued a statement regarding Gore’s firing immediately.
Dick Wolf’s statement regarding Craig Gore:
“I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately.”
— Wolf Entertainment (@WolfEnt) June 2, 2020
Law & Order star Chris Meloni distanced himself from Gore by making it public that he has no idea who he even is.
Matt Olmstead is my Showrunner
I have gotten no word on ANY hirings
I have no idea who this person is or what they do https://t.co/Mtik40kij7
— Chris Meloni (@Chris_Meloni) June 2, 2020
According to Gore’s IMDb page, he has had a bumpy road in the lead-up to his success in the entertainment industry.
Born in South Carolina, raised in North Carolina. Craig’s father went to prison for Manslaughter when Craig was 13. He was on his own by the time he was 16, forming a burglary/robbery crew, and became a professional thief. Craig then went to prison himself at the age of 18. Paroled at 20, and knowing he’d be killed or go back to prison if he remained down south. Craig moved to Chicago where he received a degree in fiction/creative writing from Columbia College Chicago.
Gore has since sold five original pilots before being hired (and subsequently fired) by Dick Wolf.