‘Law & Order’ Creator Dick Wolf Fires ‘SVU’ Spinoff Producer for Threatening to Shoot Looters

Dick Wolf has dismissed 'Law & Order: SVU' spinoff producer Craig Gore after he brandished a weapon and threatened to "light up" looters on social media.

Christopher Meloni on location for "Law & Order: SVU" on the streets of Manhattan.

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Christopher Meloni on location for "Law & Order: SVU" on the streets of Manhattan.

Law & Order creator and executive producer Dick Wolf has fired Craig Gore, writer and producer for an upcoming SUV spinoff starring Christopher Meloni, The Wrap reports. The termination was over a social media post, in which Gore posed with a weapon at the entrance of his front door, and later threatened to "light motherfuckers up who are trying to fuck [with] my property."


Matt Olmstead is my Showrunner

I have gotten no word on ANY hirings

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— Chris Meloni (@Chris_Meloni) June 2, 2020

"I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief," Wolf said in a statement. "I am terminating Craig Gore immediately."

Shortly before Wolf's statement, Meloni responded to a tweet directed to him by Drew Janda, associate producer at NBCUniversal, exposing the post that Gore has since deleted. 

Gore previously served as a producer on the Wolf-produced series Chicago P.D. He was also an executive producer on S.W.A.T. According to his IMDb biography, he formed a "burglary/robbery crew, and became a professional thief" after he was forced to live alone at the age of 16. Two years later, he was allegedly arrested before getting out on parole at 20. 

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