'Law & Order: SVU': Writer On "Elliot Stabler" Spin-Off Fired After Threatening Protestors On Social Media
Writer Craig Gore has been fired from the upcoming Law & Order: SVU spin-off series centred on "Det. Elliot Stabler." Creator Dick Wolf announced the news on Tuesday after Gore had threatened protestors on Facebook.
Craig Gore is no longer a writer and producer on the upcoming "Det. Elliot Stabler" SVU spin-off series.
Law & Order creator Dick Wolf made the decision official on Tuesday, terminating Gore's contract swiftly after he made violent threats against protestors on his Facebook page.
"I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately," Wolf tweeted on Tuesday.
Dick Wolf's statement regarding Craig Gore:— Wolf Entertainment (@WolfEnt) June 2, 2020
"I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately."
Law & Order: SVU - "Elliot Stabler" spin-off writer fired
On Tuesday morning, screenshots were posted to Twitter of Gore armed with a weapon and threatening to "light motherf---ers up" in reference to people breaking curfew and looting as part of protests against the death of George Floyd.
In the comments on the photo, he added: "Sunset is being looted two blocks from me. You think I won't light motherf---ers up who are trying to f--- w/ my property I worked all my life for? Think again."
Wolf Entertainment responded with the firing less than 24 hours later. Law & Order: SVU cast members have responded to the incident as well, after Christopher Meloni was tagged in the tweet that initially brought attention to Gore's threats.
Law & Order: SVU cast responds to Craig Gore firing
Ice-T vocally endorsed Gore's dismissal, tweeting "Oh shit.. The Big Boss is cleaning house… RESPECT."
Oh shit.. The Big Boss is cleaning house... RESPECT. https://t.co/vFBEM1eqol— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) June 2, 2020
"Det. Elliot Stabler" himself, Christopher Meloni, also distanced himself from Gore, saying, "I have no idea who this person is or what they do."
"Matt Olmstead is my Showrunner," he added.
Truth:— Chris Meloni (@Chris_Meloni) June 2, 2020
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
People reports that Gore appears to have since deleted his Facebook account. The TV writer also has previous credits on S.W.A.T. and Chicago P.D.
Gore had been working on the Law & Order: SVU spin-off series starring Meloni as "Elliot Stabler," which was announced earlier this year.
The new spin-off was ordered for a 13-episode first season. Meloni will also rejoin SVU for at least the premiere episode of season 22 after exiting the show after season 12.