Dick Wolf dismissed writer Craig Gore after threatening to “light up … up” loot in West Hollywood, Calif.
On Monday night, Gore, who worked on the upcoming Christopher Meloni-led spinoff series “Law & Order”, wrote in a now deleted Facebook posts, “Sunset is being stolen two blocks from me. You think I’m not supposed to shine mom – am up there trying to – [with] my property I worked all my life for? What if…”
He also published a photo of himself holding a large weapon.
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“I will not tolerate this behavior, especially during our hour of national grief. I quit Craig Gore immediately, “Wolf told Fox News in a statement on Tuesday.
Meloni also responded to the photo after it was pointed out by a fan on Twitter.
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“The truth: Matt Olmstead is my Showrunner / I haven’t got a word on any jobs / I have no idea who this person is or what they’re doing,” the actor wrote.
The upcoming crime drama NBC marks the return of Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler, the character he previously played on “SVU” until its 12th season.
Gore’s post comes as thousands of protesters take to the streets across the country every day to protest George Floyd’s death.
Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who died in police custody after a white Minneapolis officer answered a call and placed his knee on Floyd’s neck. In a now viral video, Floyd can be heard telling the police: “I can’t breathe.”
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The four officers involved in the incident have been postponed, and Derek Chauvin, the officer who had the knee on Floyd’s neck, has also been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The event initially led to peaceful protests, but many have become violent amid conflicts between protesters and law enforcement. Curfew has been implemented in cities throughout the United States, with the National Guard being called in among fires, vandalism and looting.
A lawyer for Gore did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request for comment.